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[LDM #BRZ-289323]: Feature request: throttling inbound/outbound traffic



Gilbert,

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Updating Microsoft Windows caused problems. Interesting. Thanks for clearing 
that up.

> > Society of Critical Care Medicine? System Center Configuration Manager?
> 
> Microsoft's updates server here on campus. They started rolling
> out September updates at 800+ mb/sec...and brought the
> internal network almost to its knees on my end.
> 
> > So, for 3 hours your LDM wasn't receiving data because the campus network
> > was clogged by other downloads?
> 
> Correct, from on-campus downloads.
> 
> > That was rather draconian. The LDM uses TCP, which plays nice with
> > others and automatically adjusts to available bandwidth -- using less if
> > the network is congested and more as the network becomes uncongested.
> 
> Agreed.
> 
> >> Is there any way to have a feature "throttle" the LDM to some degree so
> >> that it doesn't hit panic alarms when outages like this happen? With
> >> gigabit comnnections and fast servers, this may be a problem
> >> in the future, causing false DDOS alarms to ISP's and such.
> >
> > One might be able to use the tc(1) utility to impose a limit on TCP
> >connections involving port 388. Would you please investigate this before
> >adding to the LDM's "Issues" page. Thanks.
> 
> OK, I will ook into it. Thanks!
> 
> Gilbert

Regards,
Steve Emmerson

Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: BRZ-289323
Department: Support LDM
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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