- Aug 5, 2004
What kind of connection speed would I need to run a FTP server in my own house? Say good enough for people to get reasonable downloads and not complain and what not. What do you guys think?
agreedOriginally posted by: orakle22
reasonable for me is around 200kB/sec so that demands a hell of a residential connection to have that on the upload.... my cable line can push about 100kB/sec up, I think that's pretty adequate for a tiny ftp for your buddies or whatever. Be aware that if you don't throttle the server to about 85% of your max upload your connection's going to get hosed and you wont be able to do anything while the server's running.
:roll: oooooohhhh....k. I've run ftp's on Wayyyy slower connections than that, just limit users to 2 or 3 at a time if you have a really slow connection. My favorite program was (is) ServU its great and simple to use and allows tons of configurations.Originally posted by: Falloutboy
depends on how many people are on at any one time and how fast they consider being fast enough. I would say you would need atleast 3mbps up to even consider doing
Yup, what kind of content is this? If you are transfering 3KB word documents, a 56k or ISDN line could be enough. If its linux isos that are 700mb each most users would expect 400kb/s or so from you so they'd want 3-10mbps speeds.Originally posted by: mugs
This is a stupid question. There is no right answer with the amount of information you've given.