Bug#535833: marked as done (general: Slow internet on iceweasel, epiphany and so on...)
On Sat, 2009-08-01 at 16:12 +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > if you have to disable ipv6 to make "the internet connection fast", the setup
> > at your provider is broken - Debian comes with working out of the box support
> > for ipv6, if you need to disable it to make the network work for you, there
> > is something wrong on the network.
While I agree in general, it is still a PITA that Debian fails miserably
in these cases. It does cause a bad impression. I keep having problems
with misbehaving ipv6 myself, and it seems unlikely that stuff will just
start supporting ipv6 correctly in the near future.
While at debconf I was debugging why epiphany-webkit (libsoup, really)
was failing to get to Rhonda's blog, and it seems like DNS was resolving
the name to the ipv6 address as well as the ipv4. It seems like firefox
handles this by falling back, but soup doesn't.
Can we do better?
Gustavo Noronha Silva <email@example.com>