For some reason my system only got 4500 kpbs even if other computers got 5000 on the same connection.
So I started to check what could slow down.
And I soon found that the HOSTS files immunization
slows down the system from 4990 to 4500.
But ONLY when the "DNS client" service is running.
If I disable this the speed is not affected.
But why? One should think that the speed should
increase when the HOSTS entries is cached in the
"DNS client" service (not having to read the file),
but in real-life it's the opposite. Why?
Or doesn't the HOSTS file immunization work when
the "DNS client" service is disabled (isn't the HOSTS
file searched then, or is there any other reason?)?
Anyway, since stopping the DNS client COULD speed
up I wanted to share that with you...
PS! With an empty HOSTS file it IS faster with the
DNS Client running (4990 with it on, 4980 with off :-)