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Re: [K12OSN] way to test web connectivity



Which browsers are you using? I ran into an issue of FireFox 3 on
Windows 2000 where is seemed to be trying to use the IPv6 address and
the connection fails. My connection is completely IPv4. Disabling the
IPv6 lookup in FireFox seems to have fixed my wife's "unable to connect"
errors.

http://wininx.blogspot.com/2008/05/howto-disable-ipv6-in-firefox-3.html

Todd O'Bryan wrote:
> We're having a district-wide problem where connections are randomly
> dropped over http. As we're connecting to a site, it says the site
> can't be reached and you have to try again until it goes through. I've
> mentioned it to the people in charge, but they haven't really
> acknowledged the problem.
> 
> It seems to be that it's only an issue with web connections, like
> they're running a cache server that can't handle the load or
> something.
> 
> Is there any way to run a test of connections through http, much like
> ping does, that would produce a list of how many connections made it
> to the website and how many got dropped so I could present them with a
> printout that says only 60% (or whatever) of the websites we try to go
> to actually make it?
> 
> Todd
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