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Poor performance on FreeBSD

Hi! I recently created a droplet running FreeBSD, but it seems like the network performance is really, really poor compared to another droplet running debian (tested by downloading a 1000M file , and both droplets being in the same location). It might be a I/O problem and not the network…

Does anyone know what the problem is? I also know that i am not the only one having this problem. Ask if you need more info, and i will provide it.

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To check if it really is a bandwidth issue between different locations use a tool like, iperf. IPERF is a simple client/server tool that shoves data between locations while recording the speed.

To test the disk I/O run

diskinfo -t /the-disk-you-want-to-check

on the disk.

Let me know what you find.

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