[CentOS-mirror] Bandwidth questions

Tue Mar 22 16:11:10 UTC 2011
Jim Kusznir <jkusznir at gmail.com>

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.



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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