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Well, I could have elaborated on "etcetera" to include my next suggestion which was "Or Victor could be multicasting".   But rather than point fingers . . . ;-)

On Feb 11, 2010, at 7:55 PM, Victor Rossi wrote:

> Andrew's guess is closest - I was multicast imaging at the time of Helens severe network slowness experience.  Don't despair, I'm going to try to do the rest after 8:30pm tonight [thurs].  Victor
> 
> ***
> 
> Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
>> Yes, usually this sort of location specific slowdown is due to a particularly chatty device within the subnet, manytimes infected with something, compromised zombie, etc.
>> On Feb 11, 2010, at 4:39 PM, Jim Lawson wrote:
>>> Helen Read wrote:
>>>> We are experiencing severe network slowness (accessing files from mapped drives,
>>>> downloading files from web) over in Votey. Anyone else having issues?
>>> I just downloaded Python 2.5.5 at 2.8MB/sec from off-campus!  *ducks*
>>> 
>>> On a possibly more helpful note, I'm not seeing any performance issues
>>> DNS- or server-side within ETS, and our monitoring systems seem to be
>>> happy, so it may be a local-network issue.
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Jim Lawson
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>>> University of Vermont
>>> Burlington, VT USA
>> Andrew Hendrickson
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