I'm not sure whether this belongs in the Networking or Software forum, so if a mod sees this, please move it to where it's supposed to be.
Anyway, I am getting ridiculously slow transfer speeds when FTPing things to my server (running ProFTPd) and also when accessing the webserver (Apache 2) located on the same box.
I had this problem a while ago, but now, after not having used my server in a few months, it seemed to have disapred. Until not long ago, when the problem has arisen again.
The server is located on my LAN, running Slackware 10.0.
I've tried using different computers on the LAN to FTP and access the intranet, to the same result. A wired in computer (100mbs ethernet) and a wireless laptop (54mbs).
It's a great annoyance for most websites to load within a second or two (1mb ADSL) but for a page saying "Hello World" located on a computer less than a foot away from me to take 5-15 seconds.
For the first few seconds, nothing appears, and in the status bar on Firefox it says "Waiting for 192.168.1.6", then all of a sudden everything that is supposed to be there appears all at once.
Similarly with FTP'ing. (Usually use SmartFTP as my client, though have tried WS FTP, Cute FTP and numerous others, which has had no effect on the issue).
Driving me insane, any ideas?
Same issue when accessing the FTP / Web server from the box itself, locally. Takes just as long.