Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11346
6.2 FTP Install **very** slow when reading packages
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
Using RH6.2 (Zoot) and FTP install, it is **very** slow when reading the
package list! I have noticed in the FTP log, the installer is using a new
FTP session every 7 seconds! Also, my FTP server shows it is serving the
RH installer about 400 bytes every 5 seconds or so.
At this rate, it will take a week to install RH!!! My FTP server works
fine for all other uses, so I suspect something is wrong in the installer!
BTW: this is a brand new install....NOT an upgrade!
BTW: I don't think this is a resource or swap problem. I have had the ftp
problem on the following machines with ver 6.1 and 6.2:
- IBM ThinkPad 1480, 466 Mhz with 192MB memory
- ALR Server, 200Mhz with 148MB memory
- GW2K Desktop, 75Mhz with 32MB memory
They have had different NIC's and plenty of resources. I don't ever recall
having this FTP problem before ver 6.x. Also, I started an install yesterday,
and it is still running on the "reading packages" part of the install. The FTP
server is still giving the PC about 500 bytes every 5 seconds or so....could it
be the FTP server? Even though it seems to work fine for regular FTP clients, I
am starting to wonder....
I found the problem! I switched to another FTP server and it works fine.
I tried a linux box, and even a WinNT Workstation FTP server, and they both
The FTP server I was having problems with was WinNT Server 4.0 SP5. It is a big
box, with multiple procs and plenty of memory. I don't know if this was a
problem specific to this box, or a problem with NT.
Might be a good idea to try and replicate, just to see if there is a bug in NT's
FTP server. If I have time, I will try to replicate it here.
Dang! MS strikes again!