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Old 07-10-2004, 01:41 AM   #1
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HTTP Traffic crawling along


Hey all. First time on these forums, and my first real attempt at Konquering Linux.
I just set up Suse Pro 9.1 (thanks to my uber Best Buy discount). Anyways, everything installed great, and I setup my network and wireless. Wireless is eth0 and is currently disabled. My NIC is eth1 and is running.

Heres the problem: surfing the web, and using any HTTP traffic is extremely slow. Not just connecting to the website, but the actual download of the images and such. FTP traffic on the other hand is fast. I just downloaded Firefox at normal 400kbps speeds. Also, my ping times are normal, but they take a while to initiate. If I ping google.com it will take 15 seconds to start the ping. If I ping an IP it will go instant. I was thinking the problem could be with the DNS servers or something. Yet my Windows box has the same DNS information, and is hooked into the same router. No problems on the Windows box.
Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
-Eric
 
Old 07-10-2004, 03:47 AM   #2
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Could you describe your network a bit better to us? Also, could you describe how the information has been entered, and possibly your level of networking experience for the future information you recieve? My first guess would simply be to re-write your /etc/resolv.conf to put your fastest ping time to your DNS first, then put the others inline however you feel.... But I don't know if that's over your head, or even if that's the problem... A bit more info, maybe even who your ISP is, might help us diagnose this

Welcome to LQ, welcome to Linux, and uh, bestbuy rules!

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Old 07-11-2004, 12:39 AM   #3
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Well I think I'm pretty decent at networking. I guess you could tell me how to do anything and I'm pretty confident I can follow along and figure out what needs to be figured out.
Anyways, the DNS IP's are both fast for me, I dont think the servers themselves are the problem.
Anyways, my ISP is Comcast, and I have a standard Linksys router. Again, none of the problems I am having are duplicated on my Windows box.
Thanks for the help thus far.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 12:51 AM   #4
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As for the 15 second ping times, check this quicky thread for a likely fix...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=203554

It's an easy file edit, and it'll surely help...the images are likely "off-site" images so the names for them have to be resolved and that's why their taking so long. THis fix will help...

Good luck...

Last edited by jeffreybluml; 07-11-2004 at 12:54 AM.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 01:26 AM   #5
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hmm didnt seem to do the trick.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 01:52 AM   #6
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Hmm... How about posting up your /etc/resolv.conf so we can see if that looks wierd in any way. Also, are you setup for DHCP on your linux box, or are you a static private IP from your router? How fast is pinging your router IP? How about other boxes on the lan? I too use comcast, and I too have a Linksys router, but I can't remember ever having this problem nor can I duplicate it by easy means, so this isn't easy troubleshooting for me. I'm going to move this thread to Linux - Networking where the gurus over there can offer better suggestions than I can think of.

Moving to Linux - Networking

Please give us more info on your router, and whether you are using private static IP's or DHCP. Also, are you running your own DNS server(s) or are you using comcasts?

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Old 07-11-2004, 10:38 AM   #7
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I'm late for work so I'll post the resolv.conf when I get back, but here is the other info.
I am running DHCP on the router, and it is working fine. Both the Linux box and the Windows box have valid IP's. From the Linux box I can ping the router, all with <1ms. I am using Comcast's DNS servers. I plug directly into the cable with my Windows machine and do an ipconfig /all. Those are then entered into the router, so I am directly using those rather than the routers (which is still using comcast's, but sometimes doesnt work like it should).

Also, would you know why my eth1 does not work on startup? I have to ifdown and ifup it in order for it to work.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:38 AM   #8
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quick update: wheater I visit a site by its address or domain, the site is still slow as can be.
 
  


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