[CentOS-mirror] Bandwidth questions

Fri Mar 18 16:35:23 UTC 2011
Nick Olsen <Nick at 141networks.com>

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.