Here are some comments / suggestions:
*) Various people have reported poor performance issues with various FTP
programs (clients and/or servers) on various releases of <pick your
favorite Linux distro>. So you might want to run some "Google Groups"
searches on the Linux/Redhat newsgroups using keywords like "poor ftp
performance" to see if you can locate some of these message threads.
Newsgroups: *linux* *redhat*
*) Even though the manufacturer of your RAID5 controller states that the
"required" kernel version as '2.4.20-8', chances are that other kernel
versions - and particularly later kernel versions - will work as good
as, or even better than, the 2.4.20-8 release.
*) Multiple RH9 Linux 'kernel' RPMs can be installed on a single system
at the same time, giving you the option to boot the computer into one of
several different kernel versions. So you might consider downloading and
installing the latest 'update' release of the RH9 'kernel' RPM.
*) The Linux kernels that Red Hat provides contain Red Hat-specific
"fixes" in the kernel code. So you might want to try downloading,
building, and installing a stock Linux 2.4.20 (or later) kernel - i.e.,
a kernel that hasn't been "fixed" by Red Hat - to see if a stock kernel
works better. (http://www.kernel.org)
*) The 'netfilter' firewall software (in the Linux kernel) has some
kernel modules that provide protocol-specific support for connection
tracking (ip_conntrack_*) and NAT (ip_nat_*). FTP is one of the
protocols that requires these special connection tracking and NAT kernel
modules - i.e., 'ip_conntrack_ftp' and 'ip_nat_ftp', respectively.
[root]# modprobe ip_conntrack_ftp
[root]# modprobe ip_nat_ftp
[root]# lsmod | grep ^ip | sort
[root]# find /lib/modules/ -name "ip_conntrack*"
[root]# find /lib/modules/ -name "ip_nat_*"
*) Are you using the latest-and-greatest release of the 'ppp' RPM? FWIW,
here's the version that's currently installed on my RH9 Linux box:
[root]# rpm -q ppp
(n.b. I don't use PPP. So I can't offer any advice as to whether this is
a stable/good release of the 'ppp' RPM or not.)
FWIW, if the 'Fedora Core 1' distro has a newer version/release of the
'ppp' RPM, you might consider downloading and then building the *SOURCE*
RPM (SRPM) (.src.rpm) for the new release. You should be able to find
the 'ppp' SRPM on Red Hat's FTP site (which seems to be off line today,
along with Red Hat's web server <?>).
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