Hello Sarah,

ST> Hi David, I'm running PIII/800MHz laptop. Perhaps I did exagerate a bit,
ST> but not much. It takes at least 3 minutes for the sample page to come up
ST> and it will take just as long to reload/refresh the same page. Plus,
ST> starting up the "ruby dispatch.servlet -a" takes at least 1 minutes.

ST> I will try what you suggested by updating it to the latest beta.

Do you have the Windows SP2 firewall enabled ? I also got a 20 sec
delay for the first connect on my 2,8Ghz PIV machine (VMWare sandbox)
before i turned the firewall off.

3 minutes is a clear sign that the problem is your envrionment and not
inside ruby/rails.

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