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Browsing to localhost is slow when connected to Internet

When I browse localhost in my browser when connected to the Internet, the response is slow; it takes 30 seconds or completely times out. When I disconnect from the Internet, it is blazing fast and ...
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How popular OSes handle localhost connections?

Is there any noticeable overhead when sending data? Or systems are smart enough to optimize it and it's practically as fast as coping data within RAM?
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FTP Transfer Speeds on Local Computer

For some testing, I'm running an FTP server on my computer. I then connect to that server with a client running on the same computer. When transferring files, it seems to peg out at 35 MB/s. Is there ...
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Firefox and Chrome slow on localhost; known fix doesn't work on Windows 7

Firefox and Chrome are known to be slow on localhost when IP6 is enabled. In previous versions of Windows, the simplest fix is to comment out this line from the hosts file, as explained in the answer ...
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Google Chrome is slow to localhost

For some reason Google Chrome is slow when I'm working against localhost. I had the same problem in Firefox 3.5 but I changed some IPv6 setting in about:config which fixed the issue. I think the same ...