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Date:      Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:56:47 -0500
From:      Chuck Swiger <>
To:        Graham Bentley <>
Subject:   Re: Slow Surfing all of Sudden !?
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Graham Bentley wrote:
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> Looking at my router lights there seems to be a delay after pressing
> enter (after typing the URL) then ... some seconds later the page comes
> streaming in. Its odd because I noticed this exact behaviour some
> months ago when I tried out PCBSD.
> Everything starts of nice and quick as far as browsing the web
> is concerned then after some time / event ? this delay gets
> introduced ?
> How would I go about trying to figure out what is causing this effect ?

Run "tcpdump not port 80", and pay especial attention to the packets which are 
sent just before you notice these pauses.

In general, it's probably a DNS lookup issue; you might find that disabling 
IPv6 lookups (unless you use IPv6) or running a local copy of bind with the -4 
flag will help.


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