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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2002 19:42:45 -0500
From:      Mike Jeays <>
To:        Dean Scott <>
Subject:   Re: Browser delays
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <CB66C6188874D311A41C0008C7913A8A2E6E26@JULEP>

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Dean Scott wrote:

>I don't believe this is a bug at all.  I have experienced the same delays on
>selected sites.  When I monitor the DNS request with Ethereal I find that
>the delay is caused by a series of DNS requests using an ipv6 format.  Some
>sites don't handle these requests correctly.  After a timeout on the series
>of requests a request is submitted in ipv4 format and the connection is
>made.  The only thing to do is force FreeBSD to use only ipv4 addresses.
>Dean Scott
>Network Engineer
>Familymeds, Inc.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Jeays []
>Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 9:48 PM
>Subject: Browser delays
>  I am using Mozilla 1.0 with FreeBSD 4.7.  The machine is attached to
>a cable-TV high-speed service via an SMC Barricade router. I get
>IP addresses assigned by DHCP running on the router.
>I have tried without the router (connecting directly to the
>cable modem), and get the same results.
>When browsing certain web sites, including, there
>is about a 90 second delay when I load the first page; subsequent
>pages are quite fast.  I don't get the same problem with Windows
>Any suggestions, please?  Do I need to enable a DNS caching server?
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Thanks to all who offered suggestions.  I can confirm that Dean and
Robin are right.  I rebuilt a kernel with INET6 disabled, and the problem
has entirely gone away. Great!  (All that work just to see CNN's page
a few seconds earlier...)

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