I am suffering from very slow FTP at the moment, but it is certainly not normal, or "something one just has to live with." I'm sure it is a temporary problem. I am suffering from slow access to the mail server as well.
In fact, I've also noticed that I am suffering from a marked drop in overall web performance (unrelated to DreamHost), so it might be that certain areas of the backbone are having difficulties at the moment. This is no doubt compounding the problem.
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