[clug] firefox checks links?

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Tue Aug 25 04:12:15 MDT 2009

Eyal Lebedinsky <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au> writes:

> For one, I use the browser as it was delivered, not having turned on any
> features in it or in the system in general. this seems to be the default.

*nod*  It may well be the DNS prefetching another poster mentioned, rather
than link prefetching, but either way it is probably the default: this sort of
thing *does* improve user experience, often substantially, and is generally a
good policy.

> My question about dnssec was prompted by my impression that it is only lightly
> adopted and at this point may not offer as much benefit as the design suggests.

The real question is: does it provide *YOU* any benefits?  Does it protect you
against anything.  Does it help you out in any way?

After all, disconnecting your computer from the Internet is good for security,
but probably not all that helpful to you (or I) in practice.  Likewise DNSSEC:
unless it provides you benefits there isn't, well, any benefit to you, for you.

> I will look at the ipv6 issue too, I did not actively select it. So far I
> failed to configure the resolver to not use ipv6.

*nod*  That is probably the out-of-the-box state.  You might find it easiest
to just disable IPv6 entirely, unless you fancy using it to play with.  I have
historically just used the modprobe configuration to turn off the module...


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