Bandwidth problem... upload at 1MB/s, server sees 10MB/s

Madison Kelly linux-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at
Mon Nov 23 16:42:41 UTC 2009

Hi all,

   I've got a weird problem on my server... When I upload to it from my 
workstation, I get about 1MB/s up. However, if I watch the server, it's 
seeing 10MB/s... As soon as I stop my upload, the bandwidth on the 
server drops to nearly nothing, so I know it's not being caused by other 

   For example, from my laptop I see:

digimer at lework:~/dvd_rip$ scp erin_vol1.avi ERIN_VOL1.iso 
root-5ZoueyuiTZhBDgjK7y7TUQ at
erin_vol1.avi                           67%  382MB   1.0MB/s   02:59 ETA

   And on the server I see:

Interface    Received        Sent       Total
                   Kbps        Kbps        Kbps

  eth0          9761.36      231.84     9993.12

  lo             120.88      120.88      241.68

  All           9882.24      352.72    10234.80

  Press 'q' to quit...		Elapsed time: 0 hrs, 7 mins, 18 s

   It's Debian 5 stable, and the links between are:

Laptop -> wireless -> switch -> main switch -> server

   This should support much higher speeds, and I've gotten a full 10MB/s 
in the past.

   Thanks for any help or clues!

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