www.freebsd.org won't load in IE 7.x in vista box.

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Mon Oct 22 22:34:23 PDT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of RW
> Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 6:32 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: www.freebsd.org won't load in IE 7.x in vista box.
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:07:55 +0200
> J65nko <j65nko at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >From the section "Compatibility problems" of
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_window_scale_option
> > 
> > "TCP Window Scaling is widely implemented in the Windows Vista
> > operating system. Because many routers do not properly implement TCP
> > Window Scaling, it can cause a users Internet connection to
> > malfunction intermittently for a few minutes, then appear to start
> > working again for no reason. If "diagnose problem" is selected in
> > Vista, an error message will be displayed "cannot communicate with
> > primary DNS server."
> > "
> Routers shouldn't care about TCP windows so I guess they're actually
> referring to the firewalls on NAT-routers.
> What I don't get is why a TCP Window problem affects DNS. It's not
> mentioned in the Wikipedia article or the referenced tech-recipes.com
> link. Surely Vista doesn't routinely do DNS over TCP.

It don't.  When you click the diagnose problem it does it's usual
IPv6 DNS lookup first.  They probably assume if the admin got
the window scaling thing wrong they got the DNS thing wrong too.


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