Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rails 2.3.5 Slow Webrick

I found an issue with rails 2.3.5 webrick that caused remote connections not on the host machine to be brutally slow. I did some research and found that avadi-daemon was the culprit. On my machine I disabled the daemon and speeds instantly rebounded to where they were supposed to be.

sudo /etc/init.d/avahi-daemon stop

If that fixes the issue for you, make sure you uninstall or disable it so it doesn't start the next time you reboot. (I deleted the symlink from /etc/rc3.d/).

Lighthouse ticket. (Though I think I should escalate this ticket somewhere else, no developers appear to be following the ticket.)