Anybody have any further ideas on this?
We are seeing this same slowness on a FreeBSD 5.5 box. DA has been updated to the latest version.
System is not abnormaly busy.
Roughly 200meg of RAM free, disks are essentially idle.
We bumped the DirectAdmin timeout to 120 seconds which allows the request to occasionally complete, but we still see occasional timouts as well as long waits for response from the system.
The only clues I can find are that the disk activity and CPU utilization go through the roof when the FileManager link is clicked. All other activities on the system appear to behave normally.