I'm not new to linux, and I've been happily using SuSE since 9.3, but this is my first post here, so please have mercy on the forum noob.

I'm trying to figure out why when I go to a particular banking website to log on, the site takes about 3-5 minutes at times to load. This started happening about a month ago.

Here's the process:

- I go to the front site, which is http, and choose to do online banking
- This sends me to the https logon page, which takes 3-5 minutes to load
- If I do get to logon, it takes another minute to pass to the actual banking page
- After that, everything is zippy-quick

I've gone to it using XP, OS X 10.5.5, Scientific Linux 5.2, and openSUSE 11.0, all using Firefox 3.0.3 with the result being that only the linux OSes take the extended time to load.

I suspect that it's a server-side issue with my bank, but I wanted to see if anyone else had this problem and some ideas on how to deal with it.