[arch-general] ftp.archlinux.org rate limiting

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Sun Nov 22 17:08:37 EST 2009

Phillip Smith wrote:
> Hi all,
> Could someone share the details of how the 50kbps rate-limit is
> implemented on ftp.archlinux.org?
> I know Google gives me plenty of results for rate-limiting with
> iptables and tc but I've never had much success with tc, and the
> ftp.archlinux.org rate-limiting seems to work perfectly... So why try
> reinventing the wheel? :)
> Cheers,
> ~p

You don't need tc to do traffic shaping, you can use iptables as well for this. It is more primitive though, but for simple tasks it's easier than using tc.


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