Limiting apache's upload speed?

Ian Smith smithi at
Tue Apr 15 07:03:03 UTC 2008

In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 211, Issue 1
On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

(quoting 2 separate messages, one of the occasional joys of digests :)

 > ADSL modems (at least this used by polish telecom) tend to choke when 
 > upload bandwidth is near max. delays gets even above 1000ms


 > probably not. at least here with polish telecom's ADSL services, just 
 > uploading one thing with ftp somewhere slows everything down, unless 
 > traffic management is used

Both are true - I've seen p2p uploads pushing pings towards 3000ms while
I'm trying! to work via ssh from outside - but it's nothing to do with
your ISP/telco in particular; it's just the nature of A(symmetric)DSL.

I'm only using ipfw+dummynet pipes for such so far, but hope to try out
WF2Q+ queuing soon to prioritise traffic so I can ease up on b/w limits. 

cheers, Ian

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