[thelist] download speed

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Fri Aug 24 09:29:44 CDT 2001

A quick question:
I'm using host headers on IIS 5 for a server with about 25 virtual 
sites on it, each of which are configured at www.*.com and *.com. I 
just discovered that downloads from the default website are going 
about 2x as fast as the ones with host headers. Is this normal? Would 
the other sites be faster if I assigned IP addresses to them?

A longer question, same subject:

I'm in Minneapolis, the server is in Washington state.

A tracert to the server from me takes 19 hops, most of them being 
through bbnplanet.net (Genuity?).

A tracert from the server to me takes 11 hops through ALTER.NET.

I have an aDSL connection here ... the server has a gigabit ethernet 
connection to a multiple OC-12 network - the download speeds from the 
server to me are about 10-15K/s.

When I log on to the machine in Washington and download a file from 
my box here is Minneapolis (same aDSL connection) (not using host 
headers) it goes over twice as fast - and it seems to me that if 
anything it should be the other way around.

Anybody have an idea of why my download speeds are so slow?


- Erik Mattheis

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