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So I thought might as well ask... What does everyone do that uses up bandwidth?
The biggest offenders for me are mostly scientific data (previously) downloading and streaming netflix. In terms of my Dedicated servers and VPSes, probably just routine backups and storage, although recently a few gameservers I've started running are guzzling up bandwidth.
But I average around 300 GB of bandwidth at home, and a max of 500 GB during peak months (downloading linux ISOs while reformatting desktops and whatnot). Anyone do anything interesting with their bandwidth? I mean I bet a decent amount of people torrent and run tor exit nodes/tor relays, but I've never seen anything else that's really bandwidth intensive.
I have a new video sharing site that will be hosting a growing number of users. I would like to ask for suggestions as to the most stable and cost effective way to begin (i.e. dedicated vs VPN) which will allow for smooth rapid uploads, viewing and an ever increasing number of users. What specific metrics do I need to focus on and what companies offer the most reliable service, decent customer support, and affordable storage and bandwidth? If I forgo customer support, is Amazon an option ?
So... This may or may not look a bit sketchy, I totally understand (and it's totally reasonable to think of it as such).
But my network right now (in Asia) is absolutely annoying internationally. Recently (thanks to @TheLinuxBug) I've found some pretty interesting things about my own networking and I'd like to setup a proxy server that has the beginning point in one of my servers and the end-point as the last server.
Me -> Japan -> LA -> Endpoint
What's the easiest way to do this? My assumption was to setup multiple squid proxies or something But... Yeah....
Well, as the topic title says: how much bandwidth do you use per day? This is with regard to your own home usage, day to day surfing. Your personal usage at home.
It's barely evening and this is what I've consumed by merely browsing:
What's your usage?
If you are like most of us, rsync is a tool you use far too much.
One issue I run into from time to time is rsync saturating a connection and reducing performance of a network for users (high CPU load).
Rsync has a built in CLI switch for regulating bandwidth usage:
Appending that to your current rsync command should limit you to 5MB of throughput on the file transfer.
Typically something like this:
rsync --bwlimit=5000 [rest of CLI command]