Throttling Control

Discussion in 'Install/Configuration' started by Tadeo, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. Tadeo

    Tadeo Member

    According to the documentation, throttling control is enforced on a per IP address basis. How does this affect users that connect through a shared IP such as AOL's proxy. Does each clent connection get throttled? Or is the proxy throttled?

    Keep up the good work!

  2. mistwang

    mistwang LiteSpeed Staff

    The proxy will be throttled.


    George Wang
  3. xing

    xing LiteSpeed Staff

    Although it appears the throttle might pose as a problem for AOL proxies, in reality, it works out well.

    AOL load balance it's ip extremely frequent to a point where your AOL ip to the end server change every few seconds. This was the case before, not sure if they have changed this policy since.

    Even if Lsws throttle a proxy, AOL has tons of proxies to go around to mitigate this effect. When I started to throttle connections, I noticed most of the "offenders" are AOL's cache.proxy which are not crucial to serving the page. Since most of the cache servers are there to save AOL external bandwidth costs, they really are not critical to the end-user's experience. We don't need stinky AOL to do the caching for us. =)
  4. Tadeo

    Tadeo Member

    Thanks for the reply Xing and George. :)

    I look forward to testing LSWS on our live site. (~40,000 Hits a day)

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