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From Eric Covener <cove...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: mod_ratelimit design mistake
Date Fri, 10 May 2013 20:38:45 GMT
On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM, Reindl Harald <h.reindl@thelounge.net> wrote:
> https://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_ratelimit.html
>> Provides a filter named RATE_LIMIT to limit client bandwidth.
>> The connection speed to be simulated is specified, in KiB/s
>
> compared with external "mod_bw.so" IMHO this is a design mistake
>
> * saying i have several virtual hosts
> * my line has a capacity of 512 KB/Sec
> * one of the virtual hosts starts to have high traffic and abuses my upstream
> * "SetEnv rate-limit 256" limits each client to 256 KB/sec at it's own
> * two of them abuse my upstream completly

It sounds more useful, and far more complicated, to limit the overall
bandwdith.

But mod_ratelimit does what it says.  It's not fair to say whoever
wrote it should have instead scratched the itch described above.

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