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From Luca Toscano <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_ratelimit working by steps ?
Date Tue, 08 May 2018 20:43:05 GMT
2018-04-22 21:15 GMT+02:00 <>:

> Hi,
> I created a 4MB file and rate limited its directory container in the
>> httpd's conf, and tested 8/20/30/etc.. settings as you suggested with
>> curl:
>> curl http://localhost/test.txt > /dev/null (in this way I drop the
>> returned response but keep the curl's connection metadata summary).
>> In every case I get the expected result (average Dload speed).
> Thanks a bunch for testing this, and confirming that something is wrong on
> my side.
> After more test, I'm pretty sure the problem come from a bad interaction
> between mod_ratelimit and mod_proxy.
> (sorry, I forgot to mention that the path I was trying to rate-limit is
> indeed a tomcat app behind mod_proxy).
> Did you execute your performance tests in localhost? And also, did you
>> use another tool other than Firefox? I'd be curious to know your
>> results with curl executed in localhost.
> I've tried the following (Excerpts from my config at the end of this mail):
> 0) rate-limit on tomcat app proxified throught mod_proxy (previous mail)
>    => rate-limit works by step, and does not limit anything if rate-limit
> > 40
>    (tried on local with wget)
> 1) rate-limit on a true folder, served by apache :
>    => rate-limit is working as expected
> 2) rate-limit on file served through python's SimpleHttpServer, proxified
> by mod_proxy
>    => rate-limit works by step.
> In conclusion, tomcat is not at fault, since python's SimpleHttpServer
> also have a problem, and the trouble come from my reverse-proxy.
> In the case af a reverse proxy, I'm not sure which part of the connection
> get rate-limited ?
> Is that an known problem ?
> Or am I trying to do something totally bogus here ?
> Any ideas to achieve my goal ? (that is, limiting the bandwith used by the
> tomcat app)
I opened a tracking task in, I tried to write in
there an explanation about what I think it is happening.

Thanks for the report!


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