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bandwidth limit

I'm probably reading too much into this but just to clarify, the # that is put in the % box is the number the server will use or what it won't use? For example, if I put 80%, will it use only 80% of the bandwidth or only 20%? So if I want it to use all the bandwidth I can put 100%?

When talking about bandwidth, what is it referring to? The NIC of the server? The WAN bandwidth?



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  • That's the percent that you want to use, so 80% would try to take up 80%.  100% uses all available.

    The % is based on ho long it takes to send data, so it will differ depending on the nature of the connection to the target machine.  To put it simply, the system times how long it takes to send some data and then pauses for an amount of time long enough to keep below the threshold.  So if you have a fast connection to one computer and a slow connection to another then the actual speed will be different on each.

    For example, if you have it set to 50% and it takes 10 seconds to send 1 MB then it will spend 10 additional seconds paused and not sending.  With an 80% limit and the same 10 seconds for 1 MB will pause for an extra 2.5 seconds.  Those pauses will be spread out through the 1 MB, though, not all at once.