In this particular case, the WGET results showed that my server at DreamHost, 'Bixel', was not subject to the upload problems reported by grussell.
Of-course, this doesn't help solve the problem experienced on his server, but it does indicate that the upload problem at least is not common to all DreamHost servers, so therefore is unlikely to be caused by DreamHost's pipes to the Internet.
DreamHost has indicated that the problems users are seeing are related to load issues on particular servers. This would explain why some DreamHost servers, such as mine, do not seem to be affected.
Yes, but the traffic to your users originates from a DreamHost server, which is exactly what I was testing with the WGET command. Of-course, I didn't test download speed from 'Bixel' with WGET, but whenever I download from my sites, I see a fairly constant 150KByte/s, which is near the limit of my ADSL connection.
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