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Old 09-16-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
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Doggedly slow surfing with Mozilla

I have 2 computers behind my router/gateway. One runs SuSE 9.1, the other runs Windows XP.

On both computers I surf the internet using Mozilla. On Windows it runs wonderfully fast. On Linux it's comparitively slow; I constantly see the status bar display "resolving host..." & "transferring data...". Also, my P4 Linux has twice the RAM and a much faster CPU than my laptop which runs Windows XP.

I suspect my router is configured correctly since the XP computer is quite quick. (Note: I've already defined the primary, secondary and tertiary DNS values on the router. WINS, however, is not defined.)

Does anyone have any idea what settings in Mozilla I should revisit?
Old 09-17-2004, 01:34 AM   #2
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Try disabling ipv6. Add the following line to /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf (not sure how Suse works)

alias net-pf-10 off
Old 09-17-2004, 08:04 AM   #3
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I saw this in the zero replies, but I didn't get here fast enough to get the first word. He said exactly what I was going to.
Old 09-17-2004, 09:28 AM   #4
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it's fixed

Importantly, I am running SuSE 9.1.

I placed the command `alais net-pf-10 off` to the /etc/ modules.conf file. Importantly, the line I added was the only one there. I was suspicious. Nonetheless, I rebooted to find web surfing had not improved.

So I removed `alais net-pf-10 off` from the /etc/modules.conf fiel. Then I placed it in the /etc/modprode.conf file - which in fact had many other "alais..." type commands in it. I rebooted and now I'm happy to report that I'm charging through the internet like a hot potato.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Old 09-18-2004, 12:44 PM   #5
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Similar problem at work on a Libranet box. Can I add the "alias net-pf-10 off" line to /etc/modules.conf? That file says not to edit it, but to edit other files instead, and as many times as I read the warning, I'm still confused.

Siri Amrit
Old 11-22-2004, 01:00 AM   #6
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Rather than editing the following file: /etc/modprobe.conf
You ought to edit this one: /etc/modprobe.conf.local

Good luck.
Old 12-07-2004, 05:35 PM   #7
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slow dns

i had the same problem, windows was lightning, linux showed resolving host for like 20 secs... turns out my primary dns was down... i switched them in resolv.conf and it worked just fine
sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf


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