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From "Paul Tritscher" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Newbie Problems: Webpage quick load from server and LAN computers, slow load from external computers
Date Sun, 03 Nov 2002 19:31:07 GMT
>I just became a Linux user and thought I'd make one of my first missions 
>to create and host my own website.  My first mission was to configure 
>and start Apache 1.3.26 on Suse 8.1 Linux.  After a couple misguided 
>attempts, I was able to load a sample page from the server and from 
>another computer on the LAN.  I then loaded a simple web page (made with 
>Dreamweaver MX) my wife created into htdocs and this also seems to load 
>fine from the server and other LAN computers.  The problem I run into is 
>when friends and family try to load the page.  The text seems to load 
>just fine, but the one picture on the page takes FOREVER to load (maybe 
>5 minutes).  This is really disconcerting since the page loads in about 
>1 second for me when accessed from my notebook.  Does anyone have an 
>dea as to why this might be happening?  Below is a quick run down of 
>how I have things set up on my network and web server. 

On my machine the page loads fast except the jpg! When I look at the source 
of your page I see: 
" for the jpg!
Try to use lowercase names without spaces between!
Then it should work (I think)! 

>I have a dynamic IP address from Southwestern Bell.  I resolve this by 
>utilizing a nice little utility/service called No-IP ( 
><> ), which constantly monitors my IP address and 
>points my domain name ( 
><> ) to the router IP address.  I then 
>have a Linksys router with port 80 forwarded to my local web server IP 
>address.  The picture on the web page is approx. 22Kb and the total page 
>is about 30Kb.  From what I can gather on the upload bandwidth tests 
>I've done I'm getting about 100Kbps.  This should be fast enough to load 
>the full page in about 2-3 seconds.  The text loads very quickly (as 
>expected), but then the browser just sits and spins waiting for the 
>picture to load.  If anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears!  I've been 
>trying to figure out why computers on the LAN can load the page so 
>quickly while outside computers struggle.  It would make sense if they 
>requested the page directly through the LAN, but if I type in 
> <>  shouldn't they 
>go outside the network to request the IP address from the No-IP DNS just 
>like everyone else? 

This depends if you all computers are Linux-machines and have the ipadresses 
and hostnames of the other nethosts in the file /etc/hosts! 

Hope this helps!

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