KDE 3.3 vs IPv6
3 Feb, 2005
A while back, KDE 3.3 made it's way into Debian, and thence onto my home PC. Around about the same time, my web-browser (Konqueror) got very, very sluggish. My dear wife uses this machine too, so I haven't been popular.
It's taken me until now to figure it out. It seems to be related to IPv6 DNS lookups. I'm stuck behind an ADSL modem/router/firewall, which acts as a DNS proxy, and I guess it doesn't handle IPv6 too well.
So, having added the following to /etc/environment
I can now retain my sanity whilst browsing.