FTP Issues?


#1

Anyone else having problems uploading via ftp?

I get to about 10mb and the transfer restarts. I’ve tried restarting my ftp client, different files to see what happens and no luck.


#2

I’m having the same issues. It started 2 days ago and it times out after 10 MB are up. The speeds are also like 1/5 to 1/10 from what I usually get.


#3

Ah, glad I’m not the only one. They seem to have fixed it now.


#4

still not fixed here. problems off and on since friday.

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#5

I’ve been having this problem for about two weeks now. My ISP said talk to Dreamhost and Dreamhost said it’s the ISP’s problem. This is really getting old.

Normally I get about 100k/s upload speed, and now I’m lucky if I average 30k/s.

Anyone have any idea what’s going on?


#6

Not really. What do your traceroutes say is happening? That’s where you start!

–rlparker


#7

Last login: Mon Feb 25 07:34:52 on console
tUntitled:~ Untitled$ traceroute skwiotsmith.com
traceroute to skwiotsmith.com (208.113.208.127), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 * * *
2 mpls-dsl-gw02-194.mpls.qwest.net (207.225.140.194) 41.586 ms 41.785 ms 40.806 ms
3 mpls-agw1.inet.qwest.net (65.103.30.9) 39.965 ms 41.491 ms 42.101 ms
4 min-core-01.inet.qwest.net (205.171.128.129) 41.864 ms 41.570 ms 42.079 ms
5 cer-core-02.inet.qwest.net (67.14.8.206) 51.000 ms 50.947 ms 52.146 ms
6 chp-brdr-02.inet.qwest.net (205.171.139.118) 51.794 ms 51.221 ms 52.132 ms
7 ge4-10-1000M.ar2.DCA3.gblx.net (64.208.110.61) 52.025 ms 51.595 ms 50.876 ms
8 64.209.105.26 (64.209.105.26) 102.317 ms 103.300 ms 102.855 ms
9 ip-66-33-201-69.dreamhost.com (66.33.201.69) 105.296 ms 104.664 ms 103.893 ms
10 basic-fungi.moe.dreamhost.com (208.113.208.127) 103.056 ms 103.934 ms 102.638 ms


#8

It looks to me like your response times are getting hit pretty badly starting at the second Global Crossing router (64.209.105.26 - Hop 8) …

In contrast, my traceroutes through that same router to your server do not exhibit that … 10-30ms on average for each of the last 3 hops (8-10).

DreamHost might be correct that there is a problem with your ISP. :wink:

–rlparker


#9

I think it’s just the normal transcon latency. I get between 80-100ms from NY to CA.

Robert, you’re in California! :slight_smile:

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#10

[quote]I’ve been having this problem for about two weeks now. My ISP said talk to Dreamhost and Dreamhost said it’s the ISP’s problem. This is really getting old.

Normally I get about 100k/s upload speed, and now I’m lucky if I average 30k/s.

Anyone have any idea what’s going on?[/quote]
Well, I suspect that your problems could possibly be different from the one described by the OP. The OP describes an aborted transfer. You’re experiencing a general slowness, right?

When you say 100k/s and 30k/s, you mean 100KB/sec and 30KB/s, right? 100KB/s translates to 800kbps, which is close to or beyond the upload capacity of many home internet connections provided by phone or cable companies.

It’s not a perfect equivalency, but what kind of uplink are you seeing at the various bandwidth testing sites?

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#11

Yes, when I say ‘100k/s’ I do mean 100kb/sec.

I’m on hold with Qwest right now, and through Qwest’s speed test I’m getting .744mbps upload on their test.

I should note that while Dreamhost has had the most dramatic drop in speed, I have experienced slow downs in general over the last few weeks…


#12

Well… that’s true! (slinks away in shame …) :wink:

–rlparker


#13

I guess what I meant to ask is whether you mean 100kbps or 100KB/sec. That is are you talking bits or bytes? The symbol for byte is “B”, the capital letter, while the symbol for bit is “b”, the lowercase letter. A byte, being 8 bits, is 8 times as much data. This makes knowing whether you mean 100 kilobytes a second vs. 100 bilobits a second very important in figuring out what speeds you’re actually observing! :slight_smile:

What’s “typical” upload rates do they promise in your service agreement? 768kbps?

Have you tried speed tests for different endpoints around the country? Someone even has one hosted on Dreamhost!

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#14

So, I’ve gone through and done speedtests on a number of sites. I’ve copied the results AS WRITTEN on each of these sites (capitals/lower case written as show on sites). Keep in mind I am paying for a 1.5Mbps connection through Qwest.

Here are the results:


D:1150kb/s U:546kb/s


D:485kbps U:566kbps

dslreports.com
D:1043Kbps U:613Kbps L: 113ms

CNet
558.2 Kbps


#15

Which endpoint did you use for any of these sites? It might make a big difference in your results.

If you want to approximate the best case results for your “last mile”, pick someplace geographically close to you. If you want to approximate the best case results for your connection to Dreamhost, pick someplace close to Los Angeles.

BTW, note that FTP and HTTP downloads will almost always quote in KB/s (or MB/s) - that’s bytes, not bits. Speed tests and network providers almost always quote in kbps or mbps/Mbps - that’s bits, not bytes.

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