[CentOS] Centos 5.2, Firefox 3, and IPv6

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 01:17:13 UTC 2008


On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>wrote:

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> Rob Townley wrote:
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>> On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com<mailto:
>> rgm at htt-consult.com>> wrote:
>>
>>    Craig White wrote:
>>
>>        On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 23:28 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>
>>            Craig White wrote:
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>>                On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 21:11 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
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>>                    I am doing some testing and it almost seems as if
>>                    Firefox 3.0.1 that comes with Centos 5.2 is NOT
>>                    working with IPv6.
>>
>>                    Anyone know for sure?
>>
>>                    I am getting weird hang behaviours and other just
>>                    not working things.
>>
>>                ----
>>                more likely a DNS issue
>>
>>            Name is coded in /etc/hosts
>>
>>            Of course the fqdn I am using does NOT follow 'standard'
>>            TLDs, but it should NOT be masking that, or would that be
>>            a 'security' feature?
>>
>>        ----
>>        I have no clue what you are talking about being coded in
>>        /etc/hosts...
>>
>>        you can check DNS if it returns ipV6 addresses for hosts or if
>>        there are
>>        snags/delays in trying to resolve names from command line
>>
>>    p3490.htt is in my /etc/hosts file as something like:
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>>    2701:24:2:1:0:1:2:3   p3490.htt
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>>    I can 'ping6 -n p3490.htt'
>>
>>    But putting a url of http//p3490.htt does not work....
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>> DNS can be real slow when IPv6 is enabled.  For instance the following
>> firefox delta would speed up firefox on IPv4 connections.  Maybe you need to
>> turn it on?
>>
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>  You may have already found this, but it helped when I had the same
>> problem.
>>
>> In firefox type in about:config,
>> filter for 'ipv6' you should have an entry for network.dns.disableIPv6
>> right click on it and 'toggle' it to a true value,
>> restart firefox and see if it helps.
>>
>
> Um, as the original poster, I WANT IPv6.  Not make IPv4 lookups faster by
> ignoring AAAA records.
>
> Further testing has IPv6 working just fine.  Thing is when I enable the HIP
> API intercepts, FIrefox does not work.  Like they are doing something
> 'non-standard' with the regualr TCP socket API so that HIP can't slide in
> there.  I tried disabling a number of options, thinking it might be some
> security setting, but if it is, I have not found it.
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Yep, i fully understood you wanted IPv6.  i just thought you might want to
verify what settings you have for Firefox -- making sure Firefox has turned
on IPv6 dns.

Just curious, what is the motivation for the HIP api stuff, it is not there
by default is it?
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