Firefox is slow by default due to IPv6 DNS lookups

Bug #417759 reported by camper365 on 2009-08-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox-3.5 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

By default, when Firefox 3.5 is installed, web pages are loaded slowly and it looks like IPv6 DNS lookups is the cause. However, you can go to about:config and change network.dns.disableIPv6 to true, the problem gets fixed.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 23 12:06:13 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: firefox-3.5 3.5.2+nobinonly-0ubuntu2
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-6.26-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-6-generic i686

camper365 (camper365) wrote :
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 417757, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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