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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2 in Rawhide

Andrew Farris wrote:
drago01 wrote:
On Dec 23, 2007 1:43 AM, Chuck Anderson <cra wpi edu> wrote:
On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 12:16:40AM +0100, drago01 wrote:
For me it refuses to load any site until I change
"network.dns.disableIPv6" to "true"
So I propose to make this the default ..
Works fine for me without doing that.  Let's not supposedly "fix"
things by crippling new functionality and discouraging adoption of new
technology, shall we?  What is the real problem here?  We should be
focused on fixing that instead.
the problem is that it does not work with some ISP .. and thats not
something that we can fix that easily (well or we can try to add some
fallback logic)

Is it perhaps 'prefering' IPv6 and you've configured an IPv6 address locally
while your ISP won't respond properly to IPv6 -> IPv4 nat translation?  I'd
suggest making sure your local network configuration has IPv6 disabled and see
if that firefox now does not care whether IPv6 is not disabled.

If your ISP misbehaves, try not letting IPv6 traffic out of your machine (don't
configure an address for the family).  The application should not choose to try
and generate IPv6 traffic if it is not told you have IPv6 connectivity.

well my ISP is connected to a wireless router and I got the configuration over dhcp from the router. There seems to be indeed a ipv6 adress assigned to the interface in question (dunno why maybe because the router does support ipv6 but the ISP does not). nevertheless if ipv6 does not work it should atleast fall back to ipv4. I know how to deal with this but I doubt that all other users affected will be able to deal with it. And a webbrowser _must_ work out of the box .. else they cannot even try to google for a solution etc.

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