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Re: Bandwidth control on FTP

I'm not sure I completely understand your question, you want to let users with faster connections have higher limits? How are you going to know their connection speed?
If what you are looking for is a ftp server that lets you specify different rates for different users, then try NcFTPd (www.ncftpd.com). It's commercial, but reasonably priced and you can try it out before you buy it. 

(I'm not affiliated with NcFTPd, but I use it on all the servers I admin and swear by it, it's written with ISPs in mind and has a better track record on security than the alternatives, such as WuFTP or proftpd).

> I've got some files on an anonymous FTP server that I'd like to open up for
> download to users of some online forums.  But I don't want to let them
> completely suck my bandwidth dry.  I'm running proftpd 1.2.4.
> I see in the documentation there are bandwidth limits like this:
> RateReadBPS                     81920
> RateReadFreeBytes               5120
> RateReadHardBPS                 on
> But that will limit each client to n bps, regardless if they are on 56k or
> T3.  I don't want to do this; instead, I want to allow say 1Mbps of bandwidth
> for upload and let whoever has the big pipes get the fast downloads.

Greg Hunt
800-733-3380 x 107

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