On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 10:13 AM, Steve Bertrand <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Matthew Seaman wrote: > >>> should we use 7 or think about going with 6.3? >>> >> >> I'd go with 7.x every time. It wipes the floor with 6.3 performance-wise >> and it is just as stable and bug-free as you'ld expect from FreeBSD. >> You've >> seen it works for you: there's no conceivable reason to downgrade. > > I agree with Matthew here. > > We have a few production 7 boxes now, some being re-deployed completely from > 4.x, and a couple that have come from 6.x. > > Although I don't have any documentation to show a performance increase, it > certainly hasn't gotten worse. (I went to 7 for testing for particular > reasons very early on). > > Any issues I've run into with 7 are just as prevalent in 6, so my vote would > be to follow the 7 train. (Note: the only issues that I have *personally* > run into so far are related to the 're' driver, which is out of context > here). > > IMHO, more eyes are on the 7 track, so if you have the choice to build a new > box, why 'downgrade' right off the bat (its not my intention to knock 6.x > BTW)? Eventually you will be forced to jump a major revision which in some > cases given user applications can be a bit of a headache. > > Stick with what is here and now, and leave 6.x as your upgrade path for your > current 6.x boxen until you can get those boxes upgraded too. > > BTW, to the OP.... I would suspect that your initial delay that causes the > 'Internet to be slow' is related to DNS somehow. Hit a webserver by its IP > and see if the problem goes away. > > Steve
It's been suggested off-list that I put up a caching DNS server. I'm in the process of doing that. Initial page load delay, however, is a new phenomenon, cropping up after our move from the T1 to the DS3, so I was putting it down to increased use of cache - I'm certainly willing to be schooled on that, though. We'll see what happens with a caching DNS server. Thanks, Kurt _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"