[thelist] network/performance diagnostic procedures

Joel Canfield joel at bizba6.com
Thu Feb 11 12:32:23 CST 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:

> What are some of the common things regular human being (not network
> officianatos) can do to troubleshoot download speed issues to identify
> probable source or root cause?
> From a unix prompt, traceroute?  What would one be looking for?

long pauses between hops, or failed hops

also, defrag your hard drive, or download to a RAID array on your
handy-dandy server. writing to your disk is probably the slowest part of the
download process.


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