HTTP slower than SSH on client behind iptables
adam at rosi-kessel.org
Wed Feb 8 01:46:31 CET 2006
On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 09:56:13AM -0500, Adam Rosi-Kessel wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 10:10:53AM +0100, Boryan Yotov wrote:
> > >On clients behind the NAT box, however, HTTP connections seem to top out
> > >around 70 kilobytes per second. ssh connections (e.g., rsync) get the
> > >full throughput of the Internet connection.
> > >As far as NAT goes, I don't hvae any special settings.
> > >Can anyone think of an explanation for this behavior? It doesn't make any
> > >sense to me.
> > Are you sure, you don't have some kind of a traffic shaping
> > active on the NAT gateway's internal interface?
> > For example: If tc is used, you could check that using:
> > tc class show dev <nat_box_internal_interface>
> > and
> > tc filter show dev <nat_box_internal_interface>
> I figured it out. Apparently I was missing some kernel modules that were
> causing wondershaper to behave oddly. I rebuilt the kernel with all QOS
> and netfilter configuration options enabled (or built as modules) and now
> internal clients can download HTTP at full speed. I suspect there was
> some option that was causing tc to not distinguish between interfaces
> despite the fact that wondershaper instructed it to only throttle the
> external interface. I'm not sure exactly which kernel setting fixed it,
> but it is now fixed.
Actually, I didn't figure it out! Apparently, just rebooting the NAT
system returns everything to full speed. Something happens, either over
time, or as the result of some occasional event, that causes internal
connections to be throttled. Any ideas what this could be?
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