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Bandwidth limiting in Fetch (4 posts)
- Started 4 years ago by anthony
- Latest reply 4 years ago from Jim Matthews
Hi. Is there a way to limit the bandwidth that Fetch uses (up and down)? Reason I ask is that I work at a company that provides a finite bandwidth to a relatively high number of users, and I don't want an FTP download/upload to monopolize that bandwidth. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!
Scott McGuire Administrator
No, we're sorry, but Fetch currently does not have a setting to limit the bandwidth it uses.
Ideally, your company's network equipment should share out the bandwidth between the various computers on the network, so that if other users also need to work with the Internet, when the routers see a request from another computer for bandwidth, the amount allocated to your computer would be reduced and Fetch's transfer speed would be limited even though Fetch doesn't have a setting. Unfortunately, some network equipment is better at allocating and sharing bandwidth than others, so it is possible that your transfers could hog the network; but I'd say you should run a test and see if your transfers negatively impact other people's use to see if that will really happen or not.
Lenic G Babiak Member
Dear Mr McGuire (or to whom it may concern),
This is a feature that I was searching for as well. When uploading very large files, I'd like to be able to limit my upload speed to leave room for my Skype conversations with my colleagues or just to enable me to play Eve without having to stop the upload.
Are there any plans to include this feature in a future version? I really hope so as this would be a godsend!
-Lenic G Babiak
Jim Matthews Administrator
Thanks for that additional feedback. You might look into other software that can limit bandwidth used for particular tasks. One that I've used is called Speed Limit (you can download it here).
You can configure Speed Limit to limit your bandwidth to and from particular hostnames, on particular ports. To limit an FTP transfer you would want to specify the hostname, and not specify any ports, so that Speed Limit will limit bandwidth on all ports (because FTP uses lots of different ports, and they change with each transfer).
We don't offer support for Speed Limit, but I'd be curious to hear if you try it, and if you have any problems.
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