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ittech
Level 13

Bandwidth Throttling and 7.1.5

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Does anyone have an example of this rule or know if it is explaned in the new Product Guide? I looked through the Product Guide and couldn't find one.

Thanks!

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dstraube
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Re: Bandwidth Throttling and 7.1.5

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Hello,

this should be in the Product Guide, but I guess it's well hidden. I found it under Web Filtering > Supporting functions > Bandwidth throttling.

It's fairly simple, there are only two Events that you can trigger in your rules:

  • Throttle.Server
  • Throttle.Client

Throttle.Server will limit the connection speed from the server to the proxy (response). Throttle.Client the one from the client browser to the proxy (request).

As parameter you define the desired bandwith in kbps that you want for this connection. The limit is only for the request or the response where you triggered the event.

Regards,

Dirk

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dstraube
Level 11

Re: Bandwidth Throttling and 7.1.5

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Hello,

this should be in the Product Guide, but I guess it's well hidden. I found it under Web Filtering > Supporting functions > Bandwidth throttling.

It's fairly simple, there are only two Events that you can trigger in your rules:

  • Throttle.Server
  • Throttle.Client

Throttle.Server will limit the connection speed from the server to the proxy (response). Throttle.Client the one from the client browser to the proxy (request).

As parameter you define the desired bandwith in kbps that you want for this connection. The limit is only for the request or the response where you triggered the event.

Regards,

Dirk

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asabban
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Re: Bandwidth Throttling and 7.1.5

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Just as a side note:

The throttling will probably only to larger files. It won´t really be visible for usual Web Traffic, such as Web Sites or small images. Please test with a file which has a few MB in size to verify the throttling works as expected.

Best,

Andre

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ittech
Level 13

Re: Bandwidth Throttling and 7.1.5

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Thanks for pointing that out! It's easy to get losdt in 300-some-odd pages

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McAfee Employee

Re: Bandwidth Throttling and 7.1.5

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Aaaaaaaaand......as a hint, you might want to place the throttling rule set relatively high in the whole tree structure as throttling won't work properly in case a filter has requests the whole object already... what this means for you? You just might want to place this directly beyond and authentication rule sets you have.

Adding a sample rule set.

best,

Michael

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ittech
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Re: Bandwidth Throttling and 7.1.5

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Actually, we were thinking about opening up our MWG and letting people go mostly wherever they wish. I was considering putting a Media Type Download Throttling rule more in the middle for a certain group of users, so they don't abuse music and video.

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