Opened 17 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#2521 new Feature request

Speed limits per-file/directory

Reported by: sstringer Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: sstringer, filezilla@…
Component version: Operating system type:
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Under the general topic of managing huge downloads more

It would be very helpful if there were a way in the
front-end of the FileZilla client to turn the speed
limiter on and off. Instead, one must go into the

A very good example of a program that manages bandwidth
well is uTorrent. You can set up a schedule in a
graphical way that is more intuitive than FileZilla's
schedule rules. You can also turn the schedule on and
off in the front end by right clicking in the lower
status bar. Finally, uTorrent does some very
interesting and convienent things with download

In the context of the FileZilla interface, it would
probably be more consistent to add a button in the main
toolbar instead of a context menu in the status bar,
though adding both wouldn't hurt.

Additionally, it would be helpful if you could apply
speed limit rules on a per-file (or per-directory)
basis to limit certain downloads and not to others in
the queue.

For instance, let's say I'm downloading a huge DVD ISO
of a Linux distro. This will take several days on a
slow DSL connection. Rather than sucking up my
bandwidth for days on end, I'd set a speed limit. Now,
in the middle of this big download, I need to pull down
some work-related files. Rather than pausing the big
download, turning off the speed limiter, initiating the
new download, waiting for it to finish, and restarting
the big download again with the speed limit rules, it
would be better if I could right-click the big download
and simply apply the speed limit to it alone, leaving
the new high-priority download to utilize the remainder
of my available bandwidth.

I hope this makes sense. I am happy to discuss the
feature request further. I'm 'ixnayus' at gmail.
Thanks for all your work on a great product.

Many thanks,

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Alexander Schuch, 15 years ago

Component: UnknownFileZilla Client

comment:2 by AllenJB, 14 years ago

Cc: filezilla@… added

comment:3 by Tim Kosse, 14 years ago

Summary: Speed Limiter in Front-End and Per-File/DirSpeed limits per-file/directory

With the next version of FileZilla it will no longer be necessary to open the settings dialog to make changes to the speed limits.

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