[BALU] OT Limiting internet

Ryan Waldron rew at erebor.com
Fri Jun 1 08:08:48 CDT 2007


On 6/1/07, Jason Sandlin <crane.aswp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are there settings in Firefox or IE that can limit the speed of the browser?
> We have someone here at work that spends too much time surfing and not
> working. So they want to slow down the internet so it difficult to use. I
> wasn't sure if this is possible on the client end. I have been looking at
> proxy servers but I have't found a public one that works yet. I can't build
> a proxy box or throttle the router or modem because there are some here that
> need the bandwidth.

A couple of things come to mind in FF's about:config :

Set network.http.max-connections-per-server to 1, and make sure
network.http.pipelining is 0 (off).

While they really don't make much difference on actual bandwidth usage
(since fewer connections means each connection has more bandwidth
available to it, and will use all they can get), they will certainly
make the perceived response on the client machine a lot slower and
more frustrating. :)

Has anyone just told this person that they're wasting too much
time/bandwidth online?



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