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October 07, 2008


Scott Mitchell

Mike, w.r.t. the slow web surfing on FireFox when coming through localhost, could this be the issue?

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).


Mark Scholes

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

Michael K. Campbell


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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