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From Luke Bakken <lbak...@ics-server.interface-net.com>
Subject RE: Apache + Win32 + localhost = slow
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 15:47:47 GMT
Thanks for the advice, but that has been off by default in the installtion
since version 1.3, according to the FAQ.

It's the slowdown that concerns me most.

On Fri, 24 May 2002, Sean Correia wrote:

> Try turning off reverse DNS lookups
>
> Cheers,
> Sean
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Luke Bakken [mailto:lbakken@ics-server.interface-net.com]
> > Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 11:27 AM
> > To: users@httpd.apache.org
> > Subject: Apache + Win32 + localhost = slow
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm writing this after doing a lot of testing and searching
> > of archives to
> > no avail.
> >
> > What I'm experiencing is something similar to the problem reported in
> > Microsoft's Article Q294769 in which MS says localhost
> > lookups are slow,
> > but using the server name is OK.  Even when I access my local
> > machine with
> > my servername, the transfer starts out fast, but declines over time.
> >
> > I also saw a thread on usenet which prompted me to upgrade from NT to
> > 2000. However, performance improvements didn't seem that great.
> >
> > I notice this problem with Opera, Lynx, IE and Mozilla. I also have
> > noticed a problem in which the browser "freezes" a second
> > before actually
> > showing status of the page load. I have all of the appropriate IP
> > addresses in my hosts file. In Lynx I can see that the
> > transfer process
> > starts out fast and gradually gets slower. This seems to be
> > the crux if
> > the problem.
> >
> > What I have also found is that this doesn't seem limited to localhost
> > machines.  For instance, I've got a fresh install of NT4 Sp6
> > on a 1.8GHz
> > Dell and Apache 2.0.36.  My website conatins several text
> > files that are
> > over 1MB in size, so I use those to test the transfer speed.  From a
> > remote machine running Lynx, I can access one of those pages.
> >  I notice
> > that the transfer starts out at over 100KB/sec, but by the
> > time the page
> > eventually finishes downloading, it's at about 30KB/sec.
> > This is over a
> > 100mbit switched network.
> >
> > In order to see if this is strictly an Apache problem, I also
> > installed
> > the Xitami web server on the Dell.  Not suprisingly, I still
> > see the same
> > problem - the transfer starts out fast, but declines in
> > speed, both from
> > localhost or from a remote machine.
> >
> > Is it time to start serving these pages from a UNIX machine?!?!!?!?
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
> > Luke Bakken
> >
> >
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