Slow loading websites
drue at therub.org
Fri Apr 23 12:06:47 PDT 2004
On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 02:13:13PM -0400, Charles Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 23, 2004, at 1:38 PM, Jammet wrote:
> >When i go to a website, say Slashdot or freshmeat, or any where that
> >involves ads on the page some where, about 99% of the time it can take
> >upwards of 2-3 minutes to load the entire page. [ ... ]
> >I guess my main question is, anyone ever seen this, if so ever get it
> Most probably, you are running into delays because your browser queries
> websites for an IPv6 address before trying an IPv4 address.
> Reportedly, many ad-sites use broken nameservers which botch IPv6
> queries, causing the delay. The problem lies on their end, not yours,
> but disabling IPv6 or using a proxy server like Squid will probably
> remove the delays.
Most of that is true. However, I found it to be a problem with firefox
specifically - in that firefox waits for the 75 second timeout. Forced
me to switch to opera :)
It looks like it will be fixed in the next version of mozilla, though:
The quickest workaround is to add
to /etc/hosts (not a bad thing to keep in there, really).
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