My experiment with rate limiting downloads seems to be largely successful, modulo a few typos and omissions. I accidentally set the HTTP class as a match-all rule rather than a match-any rule, meaning it would always fail to match as traffic cannot be both HTTP and HTTPS traffic simultaneously. I also forgot to add SSH to a policy class. As a result both these protocols ended up being the default (slow) group. Everything else is working well so far.
I’m in the process of migrating to a different ISP. Whereas until now I have been on a flat rate for download usage, the new provider charges significantly more for downloads between 0900 and 1800 on weekdays.
As I have a Cisco 877 router I should be able to throttle downloads during peak times and save myself money compared to the plan I’ve been using.
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