More Apache stuff: Limiting the bandwidth your website uses

If like me your website is hosted on a machine sat on your ADSL line, the total amount of bandwidth used by people hitting your site can be a concern. My friend Stephen pointed me at this rather cool utility - Trickle - that you can use to limit the total bandwidth used by people downloading - the really useful thing is that it can limit more than one application at once, so if you are running say a website and a FTP server you can limit the aggregate bandwidth used by both. Another friend Gary who has libxml2 binaries for Solaris on his site has used it to limit his bandwidth, and says it works well, although I haven't needed to deploy it myself (yet!)

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