What's a decent TCP (QoS) limit to set?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by BaileyMoto, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. BaileyMoto

    BaileyMoto Addicted to LI Member

    Under QoS IP/MAC BW limiter you can restrict # of TCP connections. As mentioned previously, we split 400kbps between 10-15 people at a time. I would like to limit TCP connections in order to prevent bandwidth hogging from certain apps like frostwire, or just having too many downloads at once. Even with bandwidth regs, it still seems to kill the connection. I would like to set a # that is both fair to users, but at the same time prevents 1 or 2 users from stealing bandwidth.

  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    This is a good question. Some web pages can open 50 connections with ease, sometimes more ( we have a stupid local one with many flash movies and adverts that can easily open 500). But 50 connections is also capable of letting P2P run quite amok if a few good seeds are found. I have just downloaded Stargate SG1 at >5Mbps, with a limit of only 30 - and I got the whole series (73.3 GB) in just a few days. The only way to stop that happening is with QOS, so I'm pretty sure you'll need to use both, and anything else that springs to mind too!

    Knowing your usage, I'd suggest trying maybe 10 and see what happens to WWW browsing. It seems you really need to kill P2P pretty much altogether, to be fair to the other users.
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