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Getting pages on my apache is currently unacceptably slow, even locally. I have no clue what may be going on, but the processors seem pretty inactive, and there are 7GB of free memory. Any ideas? Take a look at this time/curl test:

muiraquitã 3:49 ~ % time curl
<title>403 Forbidden</title>
<p>You don't have permission to access /index.html
on this server.</p>
<address>Apache/2.2.9 (Debian) PHP/5.2.6-1+lenny3 with Suhosin-Patch Server at Port 80</address>
**curl  0.00s user 0.00s system 0% cpu 17.768 total**
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Anything special about your config? Custom authentication modules, proxy rules, etc? Where are the files? Local, or remote like NFS or on a SAN? What is the system? Virtual, or bare metal? – Jeff Snider Oct 19 '09 at 2:39
Any update on this? Did you find a resolution? – Jeff Snider Oct 21 '09 at 4:37

That kinda smells like DNS lookup timeouts. Try turning off HostnameLookups and see whether that improves the situation.

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Hmm, it was already off on apache2.conf :( – user21690 Oct 19 '09 at 2:08

If you disable access restriction to index.html do you get better results ? Do you use NIS or serve / from a remote filesystem or some raid rebuild is in progress ? index.html is static or dynamic generated content ?

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