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Re: Firefox requires forced refreshments



On 3/26/06, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> > I have noticed that often I have to refresh Firefox to access to some
> > web-sites. A similar problem occurs with yum, i.e., I have connection
> > problems with the repositories. How can I fix it?
>
> The things that spring first to mind are:
>
> The website has some really stupid HTTP expiry header values.
> Your ISP forces you through a transparent proxy with stupid
> expiry/caching values.
> A combination of the above.
>
> There are some cryptic options to change how Firefox considers it should
> use caching (always use cached, always check for newer resources, only
> check for newer ones once per browsing session, etc.).  But which mode
> it's in is set by a number, not a word, so I don't know which is which.
> Look through the about:config options regarding "cache", then google on
> how to play with the ones that you find.
>
> Alternatively, if you're not connecting, rather than getting stale
> results, it might be your DNS that you need to sort out.

Thanks a lot, Tim. It was a problem with my DNS. Now, everything is
working fine, even yum!

Paul


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