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From "Joost de Heer" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Bandwidth quota's?
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 13:52:16 GMT
Matt Pruett said:
> Is it possible to implement in apache a website bandwidth quota? You see
> it on a number of hosting companies, where if a site chews up too much
> the users will eventually get a different site saying something like
> "site has used up their monthly bandwidth quota". I am mostly interested
> in protecting myself from run away downloads, like say someone posts a
> popular file on their site that then starts getting downloaded like
> crazy putting my bandwidth costs through the roof.

Check mod_throttle (
According to the documentation it has:

    Impose a limit on the volume (kbytes sent) per period. When this limit
is exceeded all further requests are refused, until the end of the
period at which point the elapsed time and counters are reset.


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