[CentOS-mirror] Bandwidth questions

Nick Olsen Nick at 141networks.com
Tue Mar 22 12:13:20 EDT 2011

I would limit it on the upstream router. We just give ours a 100mb/s 
port and call it a day. But I think rate limiting upstream would work 
the best if you need it to run speeds other then just standard eth 
speeds (10/100/1000).

On 3/22/2011 12:11 PM, Jim Kusznir wrote:
> So do users have a suggestion on how to throttle / rate limit their
> mirror server?  Mine sits on a gig-e connection, and I just got a call
> from campus IT questioning the amount of bandwidth I'm using...Right
> now, I'm running it "fully open", but I may have to restrict that, at
> least during certain hours.  I run http, ftp, and rsync on my server.
> Thanks!
> --Jim
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 9:35 AM, Nick Olsen<Nick at 141networks.com>  wrote:
>> Ours is quite bursty, Sits around only 5-30mb/s normally. But will
>> sometimes hammer the 100Mb/s ethernet port its on for 20minutes to an hour.
>> On 3/18/2011 12:33 PM, James A. Peltier wrote:
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> | I'm setting up a public mirror (ftp only so far) on one of our servers
>>> | and was wondering what kind of bandwidth usage to plan for. We have
>>> | about 100M overall at this site, but I want to make sure that I can
>>> | limit the rate appropriately. I had planned on doing this using the
>>> | ftp
>>> | server's configuration (vsftpd).
>>> |
>>> | Anyone have any notes on a good ballpark figure for maximum number of
>>> | connections and maximum bandwidth per connection? Any horror stories,
>>> | grim warnings or sage advice appreciated.
>>> I was averaging about 50-100MBps when I initially deployed.  When the mirror was in full swing I was saturating my Gigabit switches.  It's now been throttled to 20MBps during peak hours if you aren't on CA*Net or Canarie and if you are 50MBps during peak hours.
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