Anyone else with awfull download speeds on package install?



  • Title is the question.

    Since yesterday most pfSense boxes I manage are painfully slow to download packages. I searched but didn't found any thread or person reporting the same issue.


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    So I picked a big one:

    
    $ fetch -v https://files.pfsense.org/packages/10/All/asterisk-1.8.26.1-amd64.pbi
    looking up files.pfsense.org
    connecting to files.pfsense.org:443
    SSL options: 81004bff
    Peer verification enabled
    Using CA cert file: /usr/local/etc/ssl/cert.pem
    Verify hostname
    SSL connection established using ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384
    Certificate subject: /OU=Domain Control Validated/OU=PositiveSSL Wildcard/CN=*.pfsense.org
    Certificate issuer: /C=GB/ST=Greater Manchester/L=Salford/O=COMODO CA Limited/CN=COMODO RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA
    requesting https://files.pfsense.org/packages/10/All/asterisk-1.8.26.1-amd64.pbi
    remote size / mtime: 123351755 / 1398121307
    asterisk-1.8.26.1-amd64.pbi                   100% of  117 MB 1701 kBps 01m11s
    
    

    Pretty much maxes out the downlink; would need to turn off the IPTV STBs to get faster.



  • @doktornotor:

    So I picked a big one:

    
    $ fetch -v https://files.pfsense.org/packages/10/All/asterisk-1.8.26.1-amd64.pbi
    looking up files.pfsense.org
    connecting to files.pfsense.org:443
    SSL options: 81004bff
    Peer verification enabled
    Using CA cert file: /usr/local/etc/ssl/cert.pem
    Verify hostname
    SSL connection established using ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384
    Certificate subject: /OU=Domain Control Validated/OU=PositiveSSL Wildcard/CN=*.pfsense.org
    Certificate issuer: /C=GB/ST=Greater Manchester/L=Salford/O=COMODO CA Limited/CN=COMODO RSA Domain Validation Secure Server CA
    requesting https://files.pfsense.org/packages/10/All/asterisk-1.8.26.1-amd64.pbi
    remote size / mtime: 123351755 / 1398121307
    asterisk-1.8.26.1-amd64.pbi                   100% of  117 MB 1701 kBps 01m11s
    
    

    Pretty much maxes out the downlink; would need to turn off the IPTV STBs to get faster.

    Strange… maybe a route problem between my region and the servers. Do you know where the ESF servers are located? Austin?



  • files.pfsense.org is at NYI's New Jersey datacenter. Generally at least 900 Mbps of bandwidth available at any given time. I'm getting about 7 MB/sec from home in Austin right now via either v4 or v6, with wife watching Netflix and misc other going on.

    If your systems are dual stack, it'd be good to try the fetch doktornotor showed once with -4 and once with -6. Also throw in a '-o /dev/null' to take disk performance out of the equation. Like:

    fetch -v -4 -o /dev/null https://files.pfsense.org/packages/10/All/asterisk-1.8.26.1-amd64.pbi
    

    Nothing's changed on this end, and there aren't any problems. Guessing something somewhere in between you and NYI. What's a traceroute(6) from you to files.pfsense.org look like?



  • @cmb:

    files.pfsense.org is at NYI's New Jersey datacenter. Generally at least 900 Mbps of bandwidth available at any given time. I'm getting about 7 MB/sec from home in Austin right now via either v4 or v6, with wife watching Netflix and misc other going on.

    I was thinking from the start is was some problem between here(São Paulo - Brasil) and our beloved(hated) connection through Level3. I asked just to be sure.

    Every time the route goes through Miami I have issues with bandwidth on servers hosted on Austin or anything north of it. Not only on pfSense, Spiceworks for example are there and I get similar problems.

    Anyway, thanks for the feedback.


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