First off, I apologize if I posted to the wrong exchange, I really wasn't sure where this question fits.
For quite some time I've been having this very strange problem with my home internet connection that is definitely either my router's or my ISP's fault, but my ISP is being pretty helpless at debugging it.
For the most part my connection works great--no downtime and I consistently get pretty much 100% of the speed I'm paying for.
However there is one specific problem: some websites have this very strange behaviour where they will take a very long time to load. Examples of such websites are en.wikipedia.org, www.canadapost.ca, and www.theweathernetwork.com. With these websites, whenever I try to load a page, at first, nothing will load at all, and the status bar in Chrome will read "Establishing secure connection.." for a very long time, and eventually it will give me a "This site can't be reached" error. If I reload and try again, after a few times, eventually the site will load, and once that website is loaded, I can browse around that website freely without issues for about 15 minutes or so, then the problem will return.
It's not a problem with my firewall or PC settings. I've already tried numerous things to weed out what the problem is and I've determined it has to be either my modem-router, or my internet connetion itself, becuase it happens to all devices connected to my network (desktop, laptop, smartphone, etc.) and with my smartphone, when I switch to mobile data the problem goes away.
I've filed a support ticket with my ISP and they've walked me through all the obvious steps (factory reset of the modem, etc.) and now they're not being that helpful.
One thing I've done to try to test is I've run curl commands for the websites that have this problem and I've noticed something; with all the websites having this problem, "curl -v [url]" returns an HTTP 301 instead of a 200.
Anyone have any idea what the hell is causing this so I can point my ISP's technicians in the right direction?
EDIT: It was pointed out that I wasn't including https in the curl commands, that caused the 301 returning. But now that I am including https I've noticed something interesting:
When running curl -v against an https site that is not part of the problem (such as facebook), I end up with normal output.. but for a website that is, it looks like this:
$ curl -v https://www.canadapost.ca * STATE: INIT => CONNECT handle 0x600057810; line 1413 (connection #-5000) * Rebuilt URL to: https://www.canadapost.ca/ * Added connection 0. The cache now contains 1 members * Trying 2600:140a:0:18a::1dc5... * TCP_NODELAY set * STATE: CONNECT => WAITCONNECT handle 0x600057810; line 1466 (connection #0) * Trying 126.96.36.199... * TCP_NODELAY set * Connected to www.canadapost.ca (2600:140a:0:18a::1dc5) port 443 (#0) * STATE: WAITCONNECT => SENDPROTOCONNECT handle 0x600057810; line 1583 (connection #0) * Marked for [keep alive]: HTTP default * ALPN, offering h2 * ALPN, offering http/1.1 * Cipher selection: ALL:!EXPORT:!EXPORT40:!EXPORT56:!aNULL:!LOW:!RC4:@STRENGTH * successfully set certificate verify locations: * CAfile: /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt CApath: none * TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS header, Certificate Status (22): * TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS handshake, Client hello (1): * STATE: SENDPROTOCONNECT => PROTOCONNECT handle 0x600057810; line 1597 (connection #0)
It then hangs there, for a really long time, and then eventually it continues and ends with:
* TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Server hello (2): * TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Certificate (11): * TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Server key exchange (12): * TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Server finished (14): * TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS handshake, Client key exchange (16): * TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS change cipher, Client hello (1): * TLSv1.2 (OUT), TLS handshake, Finished (20): * TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS change cipher, Client hello (1): * TLSv1.2 (IN), TLS handshake, Finished (20): * SSL connection using TLSv1.2 / ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 * ALPN, server accepted to use http/1.1 * Server certificate: * subject: C=CA; ST=Ontario; L=OTTAWA; O=Canada Post Corporation; OU=Akamai SAN SSL OV; CN=www.canadapost.ca * start date: Jan 13 00:00:00 2017 GMT * expire date: Jan 13 23:59:59 2018 GMT * subjectAltName: host "www.canadapost.ca" matched cert's "www.canadapost.ca" * issuer: C=US; O=GeoTrust Inc.; CN=GeoTrust SSL CA - G3 * SSL certificate verify ok. * STATE: PROTOCONNECT => DO handle 0x600057810; line 1618 (connection #0) > GET / HTTP/1.1 > Host: www.canadapost.ca > User-Agent: curl/7.54.0 > Accept: */* > * STATE: DO => DO_DONE handle 0x600057810; line 1680 (connection #0) * STATE: DO_DONE => WAITPERFORM handle 0x600057810; line 1807 (connection #0) * STATE: WAITPERFORM => PERFORM handle 0x600057810; line 1817 (connection #0) * HTTP 1.1 or later with persistent connection, pipelining supported < HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently * Server AkamaiGHost is not blacklisted < Server: AkamaiGHost < Content-Length: 0 < Location: https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/home.page < Date: Mon, 22 May 2017 22:01:55 GMT < Connection: keep-alive < Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000 < * STATE: PERFORM => DONE handle 0x600057810; line 1991 (connection #0) * multi_done * Connection #0 to host www.canadapost.ca left intact * Expire cleared