Question on one of our corporate groups:
Noticed something weird today. Was using FTP to xfer some files around and noticed that "getting" files resulted in a transfer rate of about 15kb/sec while "putting" files resulted in a transfer rate of about 400kb/sec?!?!
Both sending and receiving nodes were C4's, but one is a server and one is a WS.
Answer some 10 minutes later:
The remote system is downhill from your system, resulting in a faster rate of transfer when you "put" files, and a lower rate of transfer when you "get" files (since you have to pull the bits uphill).
Remember, you should never stack two systems on top of each other. Bits cannot handle vertical acceleration, and you could actually cause a bit overflow. That's why you should always back away from a machine that has an "overflow error," because, chances are, it's about to explode.
Jeeze, you're working at a computer company and you don't even know the basics?