RE: [squid-users] Limiting or controlling HTTP File Down Loads - Delay pools ??

From: Steven Thompson <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 09:19:15 +0200

Hi All

Thanks for the reply Henrik.

I have about 15 users sharing a 128Kbps line. All surfing through a Squid
proxy firewall box.

What options are available for per/user bandwidth limiting or equal sharing.
As far as I it is the squid proxy server which generates the traffic across
the WAN
after receiving HTTP page request from a browser.

The only options that I know of is either setting up Advanced Routing on or
on a separate box in front
of the Proxy server's external or outgoing ether interface.

Are there other options?

All Tips Wellcome

Thanks in Advance


-----Original Message-----
From: Henrik Nordstrom []
Sent: 30 March 2001 12:14
To: Steven Thompson
Cc: Squid-Users (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [squid-users] Limiting or controlling HTTP File Down Loads
- Options or Add-ons

Many possibilities.

* ACL list matching URL patterns to be blocked/denied.
* Delay pools, limiting bandwidth usage per user/network.
* reply_body_max_size, limiting biggest possible downloadable object
* Log monitoring, with a manual (or automated where applicable)
reprimand to users "not behaving".

The best differs with the situation.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Steven Thompson wrote:
> Hi All
> I would like to know what options are available to limit or control HTTP
> file down loads.
> What is the best solutions for bandwidth sharing and control for a Squid
> proxy.
> Thanks in Advance
> Steven
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