I have multiple user on a server, they upload and download their file through FTP, sometimes some heavy transfer make high load on server, I am wondering is there any way to limit ftp speed to avoid high load?
Any help would be much appreciated.
The keyword is bandwidth management and the Linux Kernel has direct support of it. I dealed with this long time ago and have forgotten much about that but there is a great online book that covers the topic extensively. It's called
To get a foretaste of what you want to achieve take a look at
Perhaps there are (software) servers which support bandwidth control directly!?
I found a way to limit ftp speed:
This will limit ftp speed to 2 megabyte per second.
After changing the file you should restart the proftpd service: