#25 Poor performance for certain HTTP website

v1.1.3
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Bug (28)
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2012-09-17
2003-09-06
Terry Singleton
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Running 1.1.4b3 and we notice the certain websites
such as www.hotmail.com, www.compaq.com and
running the yourspeed test at www.numion.com do not
load properly and exhibit poor performance. Other
applications such as ftp seem to work just fine and
performance is great. The common thing that I have
found with the websites that either do not load or load
very slowely is that it appears that the webserver is
trying to issue some sort of internal redirect or a
browser redirect to another website. Other sites such as
www.yahoo.com work quite fine. I can not think of a
reason for this - any ideas ? when we disconnect the
Windows XP PPP client these pages and performance to
these sites immediately improve and the sites that did
not work start working. I have not tried this on other
OS's besides Windows XP.

Discussion

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    We are using Windows XP and using a WLAN PCMCIA card.

     
  • Andy Kwong
    Andy Kwong
    2004-06-13

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    We have found the same problem as well. The problem however
    does not seems to be related to internal redirects. In fact,
    it is because the server IP does not respond to ICMP ping
    request. The tcp connection suddenly stops midway for these
    servers. www.slashdot.org, loginnet.passport.com, and
    various other sites that do not respond to icmp get blocked
    as well.

     
  • Andy Kwong
    Andy Kwong
    2004-06-13

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    We did some more testing and found that that isn't the case,
    please disregard my previous message.