Need to Limit Upload Speed
Posted on 2008-10-08
I work for a new media company. We are often uploading very large files to ftp and through http. The problem of course is when we are uploading the internet connection as a whole crawls because of the lack of overhead for acks (I'm assuming).
Is there a way to limit our outbound connect speed in order to leave some headroom. I don't care if this is even done on each workstation. Its rare that more than one person is uploading at a time and its generally just one person that is uploading to the printers/clients in particular. I understand that even if I were to limit everyone and two people were uploading at once it would negate the savings. So I'll work under the constraints of one person uploading at a time.
We have both OSX and Windows machines in the office, the main "offender" being the OSX machine. Also, his FTP program does allow throttling, but if he has to dump something through HTTP he has no control.
Thanks for any advice!