Ubuntu Updates failing or running at dialup speeds

  • I recently installed the latest version of Pfsense on my router, and reinstalled Ubuntu Feisty Fawn on my server. Everything seemed to be going well for both of them, until I tried to download some Ubuntu updates, which ended up running at dialup speeds, with only short spurts of speeds resembling the speeds that I should have with broadband. Occasionally they would fail altogether. So I was just wondering what may be causing something like this? I was thinking of setting up some traffic shaping to dedicate some bandwidth to the updates, but there seems to be no concrete information as to what ports Ubuntu Feisty uses to grab updates. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Upgrade to a recent snapshot (search the forum) and try turning off System -> Advanced -> Scrub if you find it is still a problem.

  • ubuntu use apt for package updates, which usually use ftp or http. (cat /etc/apt/sources.list to see)

    and remember that ubuntu just released their newest version, of course the mirrors will be slow

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