netinst downloads and apt-get downloads stalling then restarting
I have a 100Mb internet connection that i've tested to ensure continuous ping to ftp.uk.debian.org
I'm trying to netinst debian squeeze and its got a lot of packages to download, it starts to download very fast and then it'll pause for about a minute or two then start again then pause. my netinst download takes about ten times as long.
the same happens when i tried to apt-get install my other machine to latest stable (lenny to squeeze)
any ideas what might be causing this? am i being throttled by the ftp server to zero? i thought it was down to <reasonable speed>?