Re: bandwidth throttle?

Subject: Re: bandwidth throttle?
From: Graham Leggett (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 03:24:36 MDT

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.

Check out the advanced routing HOWTO at

It details some info on how to prioritise your traffic. You might
typically set the NNTP traffic to a low priority so that if the
bandwidth is there, the person can use all of it, but if others are on
the line, they will not be crowded out.



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