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Re: Bandwidth limiting

On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Guillaume wrote:

>My users are using all the outgoing bandwidth by downloading files thru
>FTP, port 20. This results in the eMail and Web being unusable, even if
>they really don't need much by themselves.
>I head BSD has this kind of bandwidth limiting possibilities.
>What about Deb ?

Linux has support for this. Its called QoS and/or traffic shaping. You'll
need to have a good read of the Advanced-Routing HOWTO (or
iproute2-HOWTO???). Get the latest, it still in development.

Sorry, I can't tell you anything more, I haven't had time to play with it
that much.

>I tried limiting the packet size, but it really doesn't do much.
>Hope there is a solution somewhere, besides shutting down the FTP.

Cameron Kerr

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