FTP transfers unacceptably slow :-(


#1

I’ve noticed that my FTP uploads generally go at about 2-7kb/s… I don’t have this slow a speed uploading to any other webspace apart from Dreamhosts.It is making my site redesign a bit tedious… and I want to start uploading large mp3s soon which is going to take AGES!!!

Why is this?

Did a quick traceroute, although not being techy I’ve no idea what this could be saying… apart from that we have a router here in Scotland, hooked up to Pipex…
Anyhow it came out like this:

C:\Documents and Settings\3-Stripe>tracert www.clubtng.com

Tracing route to www.clubtng.com [64.111.102.232]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 9 ms <1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 27 ms 26 ms 26 ms loopback1.ar1.gs1.systems.pipex.net [62.241.161.
247]
3 28 ms 26 ms 29 ms ge-0-0-0.cr1.gs1.systems.pipex.net [62.241.161.9
0]
4 26 ms 26 ms 25 ms ldn-b1-geth6-1-11.telia.net [213.248.100.41]
5 26 ms 26 ms 26 ms global-01984-ldn-b1.telia.net [213.248.100.2]
6 165 ms 166 ms 165 ms so2-1-0-622M.ar1.LAX3.gblx.net [67.17.64.45]
7 166 ms 164 ms 163 ms GE1-GX.dreamhost.com [67.17.162.162]
8 164 ms 164 ms 166 ms basic-emu.patton.dreamhost.com [64.111.102.232]

Trace complete.


#2

For waht it is worth, I get about 8kb/sec from ntl in UK, also with slow links at the far end - see below.

[quote]which is then beaming over to Washington DC somewhere… crazy!

[/quote]

patton.com does not seems to be at Dreamhost.

Chris

C:\Documents and Settings\Chris>tracert chrisjj.com

Tracing route to chrisjj.com [66.33.205.245]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 7 ms 7 ms 8 ms 10.132.23.254
2 9 ms 8 ms 9 ms cmbg-t2cam1-b-ge94.inet.ntl.com [80.1.202.149]
3 10 ms 8 ms 7 ms cmbg-t2core-b-ge-wan61.inet.ntl.com [80.1.201.153]
4 9 ms 11 ms 9 ms nth-bb-b-so-210-0.inet.ntl.com [62.253.188.197]
5 12 ms 56 ms 11 ms pop-bb-a-so-100-0.inet.ntl.com [213.105.172.14]
6 16 ms 11 ms 11 ms 195.50.91.69
7 16 ms 10 ms 12 ms so-0-0-0.gar1.London1.Level3.net [212.113.3.5]
8 17 ms 10 ms 11 ms ge-0-3-0-0.bbr1.London1.Level3.net [4.68.128.121]
9 12 ms 11 ms 11 ms ae-1-0.bbr1.London2.Level3.net [212.187.128.46]
10 85 ms 91 ms 85 ms as-0-0.bbr2.Washington1.Level3.net [4.68.128.102]
11 149 ms 148 ms 147 ms ae-0-0.bbr2.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [64.159.1.126]
12 148 ms 148 ms 150 ms ge-1-2-54.car1.LosAngeles1.Level3.net [4.68.102.98]
13 148 ms 147 ms 148 ms ge1-L3.dreamhost.com [4.78.192.66]
14 147 ms 148 ms 149 ms basic-linus.crack.dreamhost.com [66.33.205.245]

Trace complete.


#3

Oops wronge traceroute there, had it wrong way round… i’ve edited my original post now to correct this… still slow though


#4

I have the same problem here with uploads from Austria. FTP is unbearably slow, although the website feels “normally” fast for me. Shell-SSH connections are fast enough too, almost like a machine in my LAN.
Only the FTP-uploads to dreamhost are way too slow.


#5

What is a Shell-SSH connection??? Can you upload using this? (or is that a stupid question he-heh…?)

If I can’t speed my FTP up I think I might have to switch to someone else… it’s so boring waiting for even just a simple php file to upadlo… :frowning:


#6

[quote]What is a Shell-SSH connection??? Can you upload using
this? (or is that a stupid question he-heh…?)

[/quote]

SSH is like telnet but it is encrypted.


#7

[quote]If ssh is faster, then maybe sftp will be faster than ftp?

[/quote]

I hoped so, too, but SFTP is as slow as FTP.

The thing is, when you work on the shell with SSH you don’t notice how fast the connection is. No one can type that fast :wink:
Only when the SSH connection is very slow, you will notice it, because even an ls command can take a while…
Maybe it wasn’t a very good idea to compare FTP with SSH in the first place.

One thing is true for sure: downloading is way (WAY!) faster than uploading with Dreamhost.


#8

So could I use something like http://www.openssh.com/ to upload to my webspace… are the setting the same as for FTP?


#9

Yup, it looks like we are both getting slow links at the DH end.


#10

[quote]I find uploads directly to DH server using wget when
possible are also usually blazingly fast, regardless of
speed from me to server.

[/quote]

Is there a foolproof file upload server-side script with UI that we could use? I notice that the panel’s [Upload to site] button just opens a local ftp client.