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Thu, 28 Sep 2006

mod_bandwidth for teh win!!!!

Most of you will not be aware that I run a mirror at home of recent episodes of The Linux Link Tech Show. Whenever there's a new episode, or they get slashdotted, my DSL gets hammered which means that I get a really sucky slow connection for anything I want to do to the rest of the world.

So a few weeks ago I installed and configured mod_bandwidth. It didn't appear to work and I left it until later to fix it. I have now fixed it, by the simple expedient of turning it on by HUPping Apache.


I've not imposed much of a restriction - the tllts mirror can eat up to about 97% of what's available, leaving just enough for me to do important things like ssh to this 'ere web sewer of mine and witter in my journal.

Posted at 10:24 by David Cantrell
keywords: geeky | web
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Have you thought about using the Coral Content Distribution Network (http://www.coralcdn.org/)? It sounds ideal for what you're doing.

Posted by Nik Clayton on Thu, 28 Sep 2006 at 21:47:53

Ooh, thanks, I'd forgotten about Coral. I've suggested it to the TLLTS gang now though.

Posted by David Cantrell on Fri, 29 Sep 2006 at 09:24:10

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