In a enterprise environment, we provide support and high speed internet services to tenants and guests where most are sharing a t1 or similar dsl pipe. The routers support rate limiting to throttle down users to a particular up/down limit. I often find some users that are file sharing and utilizing a lot of bandwidth and want a good speed to rate them at. What can you reccomend as a good rate for
1 normal users and
2 problem users.
I would like them to still experience 'high speed' and not sure a good rate. There are upwards of anywhere from 10-100 users on at one time. I guess I need a formula to calculate this based on number of users and bandwidth available.
What would cause a noticable performance hit by the users themselves? I would like a good rule of thumb for upstream/downstream cap for each user. I am unsure if a user is limited to 256k if that means they could be using that much of the pipe at any one time or if its more likely a burst speed and just a good measure to ensure they do not eat up all avaialble.
Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated!