Throttle VPN connection?

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cwhitmore
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Throttle VPN connection?

Post by cwhitmore » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:14 pm

I've been using OpenVPN for the compression benefits only, but is there a way to throttle the throughput of this connection? I copy files to our secondary site and sometimes the copy runs into work hours. Is there a way to limit the bandwidth usage during business hours?

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Re: Throttle VPN connection?

Post by janjust » Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:24 pm

for uploading from a client to the server, use

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although this option does not work very well for Linux clients. For downloading files from the server , use a tool like 'tc' on the server (and/or read up on Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control aka LARTC). For a Windows server it is damn near impossible to throttle the download speeds without using third-party tools.

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