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Re: Problems with https://manpages.debian.org/




Not to go off-topic, but you wrote:
"Difficult for me to judge. I do have over 13000 hostnames in /etc/hosts
which I hope has an accelerating effect on loading pages (though I"

So you aggressively flaunt conventional wisdom with this practice. What is your
secret? I have often thought of doing the same when DNS queries crawl, but it
seemed that surely if the answer was so simple, others would have
discovered it already ;-)
On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 2:30 AM John Crawley <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On 2018-06-24 09:49, Fred wrote:
> > On 06/23/2018 05:23 PM, John Crawley wrote:
> >> On 2018-06-24 03:18, Richard Owlett wrote:
> >>> For the past couple of weeks I've had problems connecting to
> >>> https://manpages.debian.org/ .
> >>
> >> Usually these days (last couple of months?) when I click a link in
> >> Firefox pointing to an online Debian manpage it takes a very long time
> >> to load, and sometimes drops out.
> >> OTOH if I paste the address directly in the address bar it opens
> >> immediately.
> > I am using firefox-esr (52.7.3) on Jessie and the above link opens
> > immediately.
> Using firefox-esr in Stretch (52.8.1 btw, also in Jessie now) and just
> clicked the above link ( https://manpages.debian.org/ ) in Thunderbird
> to get the same spinning "Transferring data from manpages.debian.org"
> and the tab still hasn't loaded after several minutes.
>
> I also right-clicked the link, "copy link location" and pasted  it into
> another tab's address bar. It appeared as exactly the same URL in the
> address bar, but loaded immediately. Likewise if I select the text,
> Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V in Firefox. Immediate.
>
> I've only noticed this with the Debian manpages site though. URLs in
> mail messages are usually opened instantly in a new non-focussed tab.
> Maybe some addon some of us are using is getting in the way of Mozilla's
> handling of link requests?
>
> (That first tab still hasn't loaded why I've been slowly typing this.)
> --
> John
>