strange problems with Internet connection
M.Lutzer at gmx.de
Sun Apr 16 08:32:00 UTC 2006
Is this bug filed in launchpad? Keith reports the bug does still exist
Do you know any other thread which discusses the same issue?
Michael M. schrieb:
> Keith Richie wrote:
>> I have been plagued with these same problems with Ubuntu. What I did
>> to fix it was set up my connection with a static IP. Depending on your
>> router, set your IP as something like 192.168.0.123
>> <http://192.168.0.123>, also set the gateway as your router's IP. I've
>> tried disabling IPv6 system wide, in Firefox...... none of that solved
>> the problem. I thought it was a flaky DNS from my ISP, so I tried
>> several different, no luck. Once I set a static IP everything was
>> solved. Upon a fresh install of Dapper plagued with the exact same
>> network problems. So I did the same, set up a static IP, but left IPv6
>> enabled, zero problems.
>> I wonder exactly what the problem is though? I don't have these issues
>> with CentOS, nor Windows. It doesn't matter if I use a Netgear or
>> Linksys router, or if I connect directly to the cable modem. Unless I
>> specify a static IP, my connection is slow and intermittent.
>> Reading this list, and the forums it seems to be a common enough
>> problem though, that is always passed on to the fault of the router. I
>> don't believe this is it. If it was, people would be having the same
>> issues inside Windows. Windows XP and 2000 both have IPv6 enabled by
>> default. Perhaps the DHCP client is bugged? Who knows.
> I think you're correct. I don't believe it is the fault of the router.
> I have had the same issues with IPv6 in both Ubuntu and Debian. But I
> also have an iMac connected to the same modem/router (in my case, my
> ISP-provided modem is also a router) and I have no connectivity issues
> under OS X, which has IPv6 enabled. I can try to load a website with
> Firefox, watch it time-out; scoot over to my iMac and load the same
> website with Firefox with no problem.
> I've also seen people blame Firefox and Mozilla, but the problem goes
> well beyond Mozilla and other Gecko browsers. Even w3m fails for me,
> unless I explicitly invoke the "-4" option, which is to use IPv4 only.
> It's also not an across-the-board Linux issue, though I have seen people
> using other distros have some similar problems. But it is particularly
> bad with Debian and Ubuntu, and I suppose, other Debian-based distros.
> Arch Linux works just fine for me, with IPv6 enabled.
> But I did recently make a discovery that I haven't had time to pursue.
> After I reinstalled Debian recently, it started working out of the box,
> with no disabling of IPv6 necessary. I wasn't sure what caused this,
> but I found that when I installed the full gnome metapackage, the
> problem returned. I uninstalled the gnome package and left just the
> gnome-desktop-environment metapackage installed, and the problem went
> away. Looking at the differences between the packages, it seems like
> avahi is the most likely culprit. Under Debian, it gets installed with
> gnome but not with gnome-desktop-environment; and it is directly related
> to DNS configuration and IPv6 in particular. I haven't even had a
> chance to check how this package is installed in Ubuntu as I've been
> distracted by some family issues and haven't had time to futz around.
> At this point, I'll probably just wait for Dapper. But anyone else
> having these problems might want to take a look at what avahi does.
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