What is Rate Limiting?

23 Mar 2017

It’s all too easy for one user to hog lots of bandwidth by streaming videos and downloading huge files so rate limiting is a technique used to ‘throttle’ an individual user (or sometimes groups of users) to ensure they can only use a certain amount of bandwidth. In it’s more advanced form the user may only be restricted if the connection is at capacity, allowing the user more capacity when the network is less utilised. By doing this the overall experience for all users is maintained.

Category: Connectivity

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