Incredibly slow FireFox on localhost fix – turn of IPv6

johnWeeGo.jpgHaving just built a new computer I have to share this tip for anyone doing cross browser testing and finding firefox really slow to load your pages and assests.

http://weblogs.asp.net/dwahlin/archive/2007/06/17/fixing-firefox-slowness-with-localhost-on-vista.aspx

“It turns out that the slowness is caused by an IPv6 issue with DNS and can easily be resolved by turning IPv6 support off in Firefox while doing localhost testing.  To make the change, type about:config in the address bar, locate the network.dns.disableIPv6 setting and double-click on it to set it to true.  This does the trick for the Firefox localhost issue on Vista and everything is running fast again.”