Bypass DNS in Safari

Script Cream

Bypass slow DNS lookups.

Download Bypass DNS 0.1

For some reason Apple have given Safari very little patience in waiting for DNS queries, it quite often gives up on a query and won’t load a page, even though that page will load fine in Firefox.  If you need to use Safari though, you can use this script to lookup the IP address of the site and load the page using that instead.

The easiest way to use it is to add it to your Safari script menu (by putting the script file in /Users/your username/Library/Scripts/Applications/Safari).

Be warned though, sometimes the page still won’t load due to virtual server redirections that happen silently when given a DNS name.

Tested on:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)

Licensed under the GPL. Download the Bypass DNS 0.1 script application (zip).

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