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Old 07-23-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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XP Downloads Fast ... Ubuntu Downloads Slow :(

Excatly as the title says:

Windows XP Pro

>HTTP Fast
>FTP Past
>IM File sending fast

Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper

>HTTP Fast
>FTP Very slow (20kb/s if I'm lucky)
>IM file sending can be slow

Tried EXCATLY the same FTP on windows (235kb/s my max speed for my 2mb link), on Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper I get 20kb/s.

I have been researching this for about a week now and it is driving me crazy.

What I have done

>Disabled IPV6 (My system was fine for like 10 mins, then slowed down again)
>Disabled IPV6 firefox support

I seen alot of posts regarding this on forums it seems to be a right bug with Ubuntu, and I love this distro, but if it plays up I might have to install XP again
Old 07-23-2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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Location: Berkeley, CA
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
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Please send us some FTP links that you have tried where the speeds differ greatly between the two OS's?

I don't think I have seen any difference between my Windows XP and Ubuntu 6.06 regarding FTP. But then again, I barely use FTP.
Old 07-23-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
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Just listening. - Is this on a double-boot system?


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