Re: Squid and limiting bandwidth...

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 09:45:16 +0200

Jeff Barrow wrote:
> But it does so on the end sending to the user, not on the
> end retrieving information from the remote end.

Delay pools works at both ends as long as there is at least one active
client fetching the object.

If you are using delay pools then you should enable quick_abort as well
as delay pools won't work when Squid continues to fetch the object after
the client has aborted the request (no client == no delay pool).

quick_abort_min 0

Actually enabling quick_abort might be enought for modem users as Squid
limits prefetching to 16KB while there is a active client.

Delay pools serves two purposes:

1. Limit high bandwidth (LAN) clients to stop them from eating the whole
2. Set a upper limit on how much a user is allowed to download for a
given time period.

For modem users the modem is already a reasonable limiting factor.

Henrik Nordstrom
Spare time Squid hacker
Received on Thu Oct 22 1998 - 01:58:49 MDT

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