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Old 11-29-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Limit Bandwidth


Hi,

I have a server that i need to cap the usage at 5Mbps for, since it is using up too much bandwidth.

Fedora Core 2.
Any ideas?

The port cannot be capped at that low a level, only at 10Mbps.

I a temporary solution with mod_throttle, but that just gives a 503 error when it's all be used up, which is no good.

We need it to actually limit the transfer rate for the whole server to say 5Mbps.

Please help, because we are running out of bandwidth :-(

I have heard iptables is an option.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:09 PM   #2
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What service are your trying to restrict. FTP,HTTP?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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HTTP mainly.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
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i would suggest looking at some sort of QoS management. some acronyms you might want to look at are cbq or htb

http://sourceforge.net/projects/htbinit/ - htb - based on cbq

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cbqinit - cbq
http://users.skynet.be/cbqinit/ - gui for cbq
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:30 AM   #5
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http://www.knowplace.org/shaper/

What you want to do is called "Traffic Shaping"
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:37 AM   #6
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OK, i'm looking at that shaper, but i'm confused!!

There seem to be so many options!
Can someone tell me which command/steps i need to use to limit the maxiumum traffic on the whole server (or just HTTP) to 5Mbps?

All of it seems to limiting indivdual users, and i don't want users downloading at 10Kb/s when there is lots of spare capacity- so the whole server in general really needs to be limited to 5Mbps. Also, it would be better if it still allowed requests, but everyone elses download was slow.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:44 AM   #7
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sorry,

Check this out then....

http://www.cohprog.com/v3/bandwidth/doc-en.html
 
  


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