Certain page in FF suddenly takes forever to load
This probably isn't slack-specific, but this sub-forum is like home, so I'll post here.
My primary banking page, which I've visited daily since forever, suddenly takes many minutes to load, and many minutes more per page.
I have googled, extensively, but I haven't come up with a solution. This behaviour is unique to a single PC - the other PCs in my home are unaffected.
I'm using FF 3.0.3; however, I've tried with 3.1, without success.
The problem occurs in safe-mode, under my wife's profile, with individual and all add-ons enabled and/or disabled, etc.
I've removed my profile, etc.
To the best of my memory, the only changes I've made that may affect FF are upgrading to Flash 10, and an upgrade to Foxmarks addon. I reverted (temporarily) to Flash 9, without success, and I disabled Foxmarks.
As I've said, the issue only occurs on a single PC (and, yes, I've rebooted the PC (damn, I had an uptime record going, too...)and I've rebooted the router.)
Just a wild guess, but several weeks ago I posted a similar problem description:
The problem was a stale entry in my /etc/hosts file.
Thanks for the guess - it got my hopes up, since I *had* made a wee adjustment to my hosts file recently, however, 'twas not to be...
Looks like there is some kind of ad-blocker or script that is frustrating the connection.
You say that with a new profile the problem stays.
Is that new profile a complete fresh one (without add-ons)?
Do you by any chance use no-ads.pac?
I use privoxy, so that *seems* to negate the need for specific ad blocking addons.
And, yes, I have tried it without invoking privoxy.
My addons are Tab Mix Plus, Switchproxy, CoolIris Previews, Minion, Foxmarks, and Add to Search Bar.
The other PC's in my home have the same addons.
Thanks for your help and suggestions.
Just wanted to update that the issue has been rectified.
IOW - problem solved (even though I wasn't looking to solve this anymore...)
I setup another box with squid>privoxy and now all internet traffic travels through it.
And now the particular page loads normally.
So somehow, however the caching was done locally was affecting the speed of this particular page. I was running privoxy locally, but not squid. However, the page was loading brutally slow with everything turned off. So I'm still stumped as to the cause, but it no longer matters.
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