Slow DNS response - Firefox on localhost and Visual Studio or Cassini

Just found a huge time-saver for working with localhost sites which require you to use the build in web server on Visual Studio (Cassini). If you look at the Net firebug window you will notice that the bottleneck is the DNS lookup which can be several seconds.



This is due to the IPv6 DNS problem within firefox and can be fixed by setting the network.dns.disableIPv6 setting to true within the about:config



and the page loads up almost instantly:




Thanks to Dan Wahlin for pointing this out


Work with me

Dave is a cohesive team member, widely popular with his colleagues and always inspiring quality, exploration and innovation. One of the true ‘greats’ we’ve had the pleasure to work with

I believe in community, in inspiration and creativity. I believe it's an inspired team and a laser focus on the user's experiece that will produce the best results. I want to help frontend teams live inspired, be productive and scale better.