You should use a class 2 or class 3 delay pool.
That will give you an option to shape traffic on machine level also.
(Beware of the section title "The Second Pool Class" which occurs twice)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bar"
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 12:15 PM
Subject: [squid-users] delay pools starvation

> Hello,
> I have this problem described in FAQ:
> it is possible for one connection or a small number of connections to take
> all the bandwidth from a given bucket and the other connections to be
> starved completely, which can be a major problem if there are a number of
> large objects being transferred and the parameters are set in a way that a
> few large objects will cause all clients to be starved (potentially fixed

> a currently experimental patch).
> I have a delay pool set for downloading files ie. exe,mp3 ...
> When some people start to use download accelerators and open 30

> per file or so
> a normal user simply can't download anything.
> I have the latest stable version 2.5stable5. Can't find this experimental
> patch that should solve this problem. Anyone know where to get it?
> Regards
> Bar