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Old 10-12-2003, 06:43 AM   #1
FreakboY
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How many users on a www server!??


I want to know how many users i can
serve with my own server!??

i run a P4 2.2 Ghz 256MB DDR RAM
120GB HDD... and a Cable Modem!
OS: RedHat 9.0, Apache!

what do i need to stream video
to 200,000 users from my server!??


thanks!
 
Old 10-12-2003, 07:03 AM   #2
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You can always benchmark your site using the 'ab'(apache benchmark) command. Something like:

ab -c 10 -n 20 http://www.dnacore.us/index.html

-n requests Number of requests to perform
-c concurrency Number of multiple requests to make
 
Old 10-12-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
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Your upload speed is probably slower then your download speed.
So I don't think you could serve 200,000 users.

Also, I would think your ISP has rules against this.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 01:38 PM   #4
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to stream video to 200,000 users you need at least a T1 (about $12,000 a year)
 
Old 10-12-2003, 01:55 PM   #5
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Joey.Dale:
thats way too expensive...,

michaelk:
is there anyway i can break my ISP rules!??
(*btw, what kind of rules do you mean!??*)

Crashed_Again:
Whats the average on a pc like mine do you know!??
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:29 PM   #6
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Sure, you can do anything you want as long as you don't get caught.

By subscribing to the service you agree to the policies (rules) set forth by the ISP.

As an example if you have Cox broadband service:
http://support.cox.net/custsup/polic...se.shtml#aup_6


Some ISPs block port 80.
 
Old 10-12-2003, 02:42 PM   #7
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First of all, lets not encourage users to break any laws or rules set forth by either their ISP and such. If you do so, we will close this thread. http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

Second of all, I truly don't think your system would be able to handle streaming a video to 200,000 users all at one time, especially on a cable modem with your upload most likely capped off at 128kbs tops.

If you want to perform something like this, I'd say pay for a cheap hosting provider offsite. Usually they are equipped with the servers to handle such traffic and are usually on T3 lines, etc.

I'm sure if you tried, your ISP would notice the amount of traffic to your modem on a particular port and shut you down. Trust me, I know they can do this and they monitor for such things. We'd shut someone off for having a virus within a matter of hours in some cases.

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