View Full Version : Webserver Bandwidth

01-09-2004, 06:20 PM
I have just setup my server and im going to use it as a small webserver. I need someway of limiting bandwidth though so i don't get huge bills.
I have 2 servers
Main Server - Celeron 400mhz, 64mb ram running Win2k Advanced server
Storage - P133, 96mb ram running Win2k Advanced server.

I was wondering if you can do bandwidth limiting through ISA 2000.


01-09-2004, 08:31 PM
What sort are you wanting? It'll still have to display some sorta page like "Ive used too much bandwidth today - Come back tomorrow".

How big is the site you're running and on what sorta connection??

01-09-2004, 09:04 PM
I mean limiting the amount of mb's that i will serve out to the websites each month. My site is really small at the moment. I am running it on a 256k down, 128k up.

01-09-2004, 10:01 PM
Somebody once mentioned to me there was something you can do with Apache, MySql and Squid, but Ive not heard of anything else......

Murray P
01-09-2004, 11:05 PM
Can't Smoothwall, IPCop or m0n0 wall do that? Of course you may not want to get into installing additional extra's like those.

Cheers Murray P

01-09-2004, 11:26 PM
I don't believe what you want is possible without any third party programs, and even then it seems unlikely - you'll have to put the control on the server itself, otherwise you'll end up blocking you self and other incoming connections. If you choose to use a port, that would be sensible - but then you run into the problem keeping count of the months usage and making sure it doesn't reset with your server.

01-09-2004, 11:30 PM
Just give it a shot without it. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised how little bandwidth a web server uses!