Re: bandwidth throttle?

Subject: Re: bandwidth throttle?
From: Bryan Stillwell (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 19:13:11 MDT

The correct name for what you want to do is called bandwidth shaping.
I don't have any experiences in setting it up, but if you do a quick
search on freshmeat you'll pull up two programs (ip_relay and rshaper)
which might be of some use to you. The only time I've used bandwidth
shaping in the past is by using lftp with the config option of
"net:limit-rate 2048" which would limit the download rate to 2K a


  Terra Soft Solutions, Inc.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2000 at 04:42:42PM -0700, Nathaniel Irons wrote: >I'm setting up a YDL server that may eventually exhaust my 384Kb DSL >line. In the interests of forestalling that day as long as possible, is >anyone familiar with a generic means to limit outgoing bandwidth? > >I'm less concerned about apache, serving nearly all text, than I am >about INN -- I'm hosting a private news server with a lot of data. >Opening a group containing more than about a thousand unread articles >looks to require a transmission of about 250K, which is basically my >whole connection for five seconds. I'd much rather it took the client >20 or 25 seconds, and didn't crowd out everything else. > >Thanks very much. > > -nat

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