Slow loading websites

Dan Rue drue at
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
> >fixed?
> 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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