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FTP-download limited to 1.5MByte/s? (7 posts)

  • Started 6 months ago by NewCustomer
  • Latest reply 6 months ago from NewCustomer
  • NewCustomer Member

    Hello,

    while performing a download (from our hosted and dedicated server with reliable Gbit connection) of a 100MB-file via HTTP, WebDAV or ftp with Cyberduck, we're getting a download rate of 5.4MByte/s, which fits to our (measured) 43Mbit/s internet connection.

    But when downloading with Fetch, we constantly getting only 1.5MByte/s.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance and regards.

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    I can't think of a good reason why the transfer rate would vary so much between clients; generally Fetch will transfer files as fast as the network allows. Was this one big file, or a bunch of files?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • NewCustomer Member

    Hi Jim,

    as written in my first post: a 100MB-file.

    Regards, Heiko

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Oops, sorry for missing that.

    It definitely isn't the case that Fetch caps transfer rates. I often see transfers faster than 1.5MByte/sec. Is it possible that other computers or applications are using the Internet connection?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • NewCustomer Member

    Hi Jim,

    Thanks for your fast response!

    Because I wrote an inhouse-application using CURL some weeks ago, I'm a bit aware of the protocol and server responses.
    Can't find any reason in the logs nor have any idea either but scratching my head.

    As said in my OP: It's well verified and has nothing to to with other computers nor processes/applications. It's continuously tested for some days and only Fetch has this limit of constantly 1.5MByte/s.

    We even changed to a faster server and had a long discussion about this with our (very reliable) hosting company.

    Just for the facts: Mac OS X 10.6.8, latest Fetch version.

    Thanks and kind regards, Heiko

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I'm afraid I'm stumped. I will see if I can think of something else to try.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 6 months ago #

  • NewCustomer Member

    Addendum:

    I can also verify via MenuMeters/Activity Monitor that rates match with what Fetch/C*berduck shows, as well as there is no unusual CPU-load on the machine (well, late 2008 iMac, 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, but still healthy :) )

    Regards, Heiko

    Posted 6 months ago #

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