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Re: [SLUG] Need a lesson in routing [WAS: memory]
- To: Kyle <kl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Need a lesson in routing [WAS: memory]
- From: Chris Zhang <chris.zhang.syd@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 19:41:49 +1100
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Perhaps you can use a socks proxy through a SSH tunnel and ask the
Linux box to do DNS for you. This means the only thing that is
affecting your speed behind the firewall is the actual connection
between the host(running FF) and the firewall.
on the Mac/Windows, ssh -D 1234 user@linux_box
and configure FF to use 'localhost' as the SOCKS proxy, port is 1234.
Change 'network.proxy.socks_remote_dns' in FF to true.
I wonder if this would result in any significant speed boost.
Likewise, make a tunnel to your IMAP server, e.g. ssh -L 993:localhost:
993 user@linux_box and configure TB to use 'localhost' as the IMAP
If neither is speeding things up, it seems that might you have a slow
connection between your Linux and the host you are running FF.
On 21/02/2009, at 4:41 PM, Kyle wrote:
That is indeed what it does Michael, when it doesn't timeout. I had
previously read up on F'Fox and turned on the various turbocharging
options, but hadn't thought of ipv6.
So I changed "network.dns.disableIPv6" to true on the hosts behind
the switch and Wow! That's a bit more like what I might expect.
ipv6 has always been a bit of a black box I've tried to avoid as
long as possible. Guess I need to start reading up on it. Or
Allow me here to thank each and every one of you that have put up
with my ignorance to assist in debugging this issue.
I'm not convinced that's all there is to it just yet. For instance,
the Linux box is still an order of magnitude faster to load a page,
network.dns.disableIPv6 is true by default in T'Bird on the hosts
which still timeout on initial connection and all hosts are only
using the linux box itself as name server.
But where we are now will go a long way to dispersing aggravation in
the local browsing community.
ipv6 ..... mumble, groan, must read ..... pain in th..... mumble,
Michael Chesterton wrote:
Does it sit there for 11 seconds, then load all of a sudden, or
does it start loading right from
I'm wondering if firefox is doing IPv6 lookups and failing. If you
want to test, disable IPv6 in firefox (about:config) or use the
same nameservers as the linux router
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