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Re: [SLE] Linux still surfs slower than Windows
  • From: Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 18:19:13 -0600
  • Message-id: <200502191819.13111.sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 19 February 2005 13:52, Chris Carlen wrote:
> Jeff Pohlmeyer wrote:
> >>Does it take long to resolve the address to ip or is
> >>the page loading slow?
> >>Maybe you can try connecting to sites with their ip address
> >
> > Good idea, but comparing page loading times won't tell you
> > much if the page contains e.g.
> > <img src="http://example.com/huge.jpg";>
> > Then DNS still comes into play.
> >
> > Better I think to compare downloading one large compressed
> > binary with an application that doesn't do caching:
> >
> > curl -O http://130.239.18.142/pub/gimp/gimp/v2.2/gimp-2.2.3.tar.bz2
>
> That server is slow, can only get 48kB/s
>
> Downloading from the Mozilla site, I can get 150-250kB/s.
>
> There is no problem with my bandwidth, so all roads point to DNS
> resolution slowness.
>
>
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> _____________________
> Christopher R. Carlen
> crobc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> SuSE 9.1 Linux 2.6.5

I jump in the middle of the conversation, so I do not know if it was already
discussed, but not so long ago (month maybe) there was a discussion on the
list about that behavior, and the resolution was to disable the IPv6 system.
At least it helped my SuSE 9.1 to start browsing much faster. Search the SuSE
knowledge base, there is an article how to disable IPv6.

Sunny
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