Is Amazon s3 always this slow?

This is what I get in the log files when accessing a page with ~8
photos on it. Notice the big fat (Rendering: 6.42337 (97%) ) at the
bottom.

It can be seen that the https connection is continually opened and
closed which is probably responsible for most of the slow down.

Are things normally like this?

Thanks

I made some changes to prevent accessing all the files through an ssl
connection, but it is still at about 3 seconds to download. (Actually
the files are missing on the s3 server so it is really taking three
seconds to find out that the files are not there).

The RightAws::S3Interface has also been changed from single-threaded
mode to multi-threaded mode, but with very little, if any difference.

Can this be made any better?

Chris Olsen wrote:

I made some changes to prevent accessing all the files through an ssl
connection, but it is still at about 3 seconds to download. (Actually
the files are missing on the s3 server so it is really taking three
seconds to find out that the files are not there).

The RightAws::S3Interface has also been changed from single-threaded
mode to multi-threaded mode, but with very little, if any difference.

Can this be made any better?

Hi Chris,

What were the changes you made to prevent the accessing of files via
ssl?
I'm experiencing the same slowness and am trying to figure out how to
get a http connection to access the S3 files instead.

Thanks.