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October 07, 2008

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Scott Mitchell

Mike, w.r.t. the slow web surfing on FireFox when coming through localhost, could this be the issue?
http://scottonwriting.net/sowblog/posts/13367.aspx

In short, FF uses IPv6 by default. If the web server returns an IPv4 address when an IPv6 address is requested, there can be a long delay. You can turn off IPv6 support in total or on a website by website basis (i.e., for localhost).

hth

Mark Scholes

Have you tried creating a new profile? http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+profiles

Michael K. Campbell

Scott,

Yeah, that was totally it. I tried using the ipv4OnlyDomains option against my local dev domains. But since I access them without DNS and by using my hosts file instead, that totally didn't work.

So then I just wholesale turned off the IPv6 Flag and FF is working like a champ. Thanks for the tip (ironically I saw your blog post a while back and was going to try this hack out - but totally spaced it out and forgot.)

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