Both I and Clay were hit by a network slowdown bug
that seemed to happen on systems with Masq enabled.
We're both using cable modems, so we were quite unhappy
when our pings to the ISP went up to 1000 to 5000ms.
If any of your members are suffering from this, the
fix is to add a single line (h->forw = NULL;) to the
kernel source and recompile; see
for more details.
(The above is my opinion alone, and not that of my employer)