[squid-users] Can Traffic Management Settings be configured for other TCP protocols?

Alex Rousskov rousskov at measurement-factory.com
Mon May 9 19:15:30 UTC 2016

On 05/09/2016 12:53 PM, Yuri Voinov wrote:

> Just to clarify. For proxying anything (protocol or service), the proxy
> server must be at the same time also act as the client of a protocol or
> service - and as a server.

It all depends on the definition of "upload and download sizes" in the
OP question. If the intent is to understand and restrict individual
protocol messages, then you are right. If the intent is just to limit
the aggregate number of TCP bytes transferred, then protocol
understanding (in a "transparent" setup) is not required.

Needless to say, Squid is unlikely to be the best solution for the
latter "dumb traffic limits" problem, but if an "all-in-one executable"
is a critical requirement, one can make modern Squids to limit tunneled
TCP traffic that it does not understand.


> J Green:
>>> Would like to limit maximum upload and download sizes for
>>>       other TCP protocols:  SMB, NFS, FTP, and RDP.

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