This is off topic, but so many people on this list use Macs, I though it
worth posting. Evidently, there’s a problem in WebKit that can slow
access to a crawl. Particularly if you are doing DNS lookups, as does
Safari. The fix:
In System Preferences, go to the Airport or Built-In Ethernet pane, and
TCP/IP tab. For DNS Server, enter 220.127.116.11
Then, in Terminal do:
I’m not even sure why this works, but it provided me immediate speed
improvements. Hope it helps someone else.
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