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Bug 73350 - Slow DNS lookups for some sites
Slow DNS lookups for some sites
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: apr (Show other bugs)
alpha 1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Joe Orton
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Reported: 2002-09-03 07:21 EDT by Joe Orton
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:56 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 0.9.3-7
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Last Closed: 2003-10-06 10:46:34 EDT
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Description Joe Orton 2002-09-03 07:21:42 EDT
Description of Problem:
By default, since RHL is an IPv6-capable system, APR passes AF_UNSPEC in the
getaddrinfo hints.  For some sites, the DNS queries for the AAAA record
generated by getaddrinfo() are ignored and get no responses; this can be seen on
www.bloomberg.com, for instance, resulting in retries and timeouts before the A
record is attempted.

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add "ProxyRequests On" to default config + LoadModule lines for proxy
2. Configure browser to use server as proxy
3. Go to www.bloomberg.com

Actual Results:
Page is very slow to load

Expected Results:
Page is fast to load, as can be seen when not using the proxy

Additional Information:
Daniel Stenberg (of curl fame) has a tip on how to avoid this: if
socket(AF_INET6, ...) fails, then just pass AF_INET in the getaddrinfo
hints rather than AF_UNSPEC, since the IPv6 module is not loaded.
Comment 1 Joe Orton 2003-06-10 04:39:00 EDT
A proper solution for this is possible in modern glibc; passing AI_ADDRCONFIG in
the getaddrinfo hints.

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