Originally Posted by edge
When I FTP to one of my virtual NIC's the system is also slow, but as soon as I use the 1st real NIC, it's fast as hell!
Same on my Debian 3.1 with Proftpd. Not a matter of RAM or CPU (2GB RAM and 3GHz CPU, <2% load) but connecting to the second ip on the NIC is slow. Transfer speed is good but it takes 5-10 seconds between connection is established and the greeting and username/password prompt.
Not a clue as to what is causing it. Just strange and annoying...