Bug 26730 - Netscape stalls browsing the internet
Netscape stalls browsing the internet
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-08 16:37 EST by Peter Walker
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-08 16:37:24 EST
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Description Peter Walker 2001-02-08 16:37:20 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

Netscape stalls whenever I browse the internet.  I cannot get it back 
without killing it, which is no point as it still stalls.  This is not a 
DNS problem!  I have to boot windows to browse the Internet!

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.start the ppp to get onto the internet
2.start netscape
3.enter any URL including www.redhat.com

Actual Results:  The browser started to load the page at a dismal 10 bytes 
throughput and then it froze and never recovered!

Expected Results:  The browser displays the page and keeps on working 
there after!

My computer has dual PIII 500Mhz cpu's with 384Mb ram and a NVidia TNT2 
with 32Mb ram running Red Hat 7.0
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-08 16:40:42 EST
There is very little we can do about problems inside netscape's code, as we
don't have access to it.

You can try reporting this to netscape at:

or possibly try using a different browser like Mozilla or Konqueror.
Comment 2 Peter Walker 2001-02-09 09:05:26 EST
I am now not so sure that it is a Netscape problem.  It seems that whenever I 
do anything throuhg the PPP connection that involves moving large amounts of 
data I get a freeze on the PPP connection.  The only thing that I can do to get 
around this is to kill pppd and restart the connection.

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