[kwlug-disc] Slow DNS in Firefox

Fernando Duran liberosec at yahoo.ca
Wed Sep 15 10:04:07 EDT 2010


I've used http://code.google.com/p/namebench/ to find the fastest DNS servers 
according to your location and usage. 

Google's and OpenDNS servers are always a safe bet. 
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Fernando Duran
http://www.fduran.com



----- Original Message ----
> From: Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net>
> To: KWLUG discussion <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Sent: Wed, September 15, 2010 5:23:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Slow DNS in Firefox
> 
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:30:38AM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> > Not  identical but ....
> > 
> > I saw something similar to this a while  back, and thought it was Rogers
> > DNS servers that are slow.
> > 
> > While trying to trouble shoot it, I switched to Google's public DNS  servers
> > (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) and the issue went away.
> 
> I didn't  get around to trying Google, but I found a solution:
> 
>http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/blog/tw001_tw-27416/slow-dns-resolution-in-mozilla-and-firefox-129/
>/
> 
> Basically,  open a tab to about:config, search for network.dns.disableIPv6,
> and set it  to true.
> 
> Blisteringly fast DNS lookups. :-)
> 
> -  Chris
> 
> 
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