On Thu, 2004-01-08 at 11:37, Jamie Grunewald wrote: > hi, > > I'm fairly new to FreeBSD and I hope this is the > proper group to post this question. > > I'm setting up a FTP server on FreeBSD 5.1 to be > accessed by a select number of people. Is there a way > to limit the amount of bandwidth that would allocated > (e.g. I don't want to use the full 768kb/s (internet > connection max)) for my FTP port? I have multiple > systems on my home LAN, the reason for limiting my > bandwidth for FTP purposes. I do have a router with > an active firewall. > > Thanks > james
Hi, By using ipfw(8) and dummynet(4) you can artificially limit the amount of bandwidth used for a specific network/port. The man pages for ipfw(8) contain some useful examples on how to configure and use this. Another method would be to use a FTP Server that supports bandwidth throttling eg. ProFTPD ( www.proftpd.org ) It has variables like RateWriteBPS, RateReadBPS etc which you can configure to suit your bandwidth requirements. Regards, -- Nelis Lamprecht PGP: http://www.8ball.co.za/pgp/nelis.key "Unix IS user friendly.. It's just selective about who its friends are."
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