How to reduce download sites connections per host



  • i want to reduce connections or states that get created when a source connect to a destination with multiple connections

    i have a cybercafe with pfsense and some clients use internet download manager

    the problem is that idm creates multiple connections to download a file and that ruins the QoS

    so that only option that i see will work is to limit the number of connections between a source and a destination to something reasonably like 5 or 6 not 32

    so how to make that


  • Rebel Alliance Global Moderator

    While you could set
    "Maximum number of established connections per host (TCP only)."

    In the advanced options in a rule.. Without creating rules per destination, you would limit for example how many connections total a host could have which could cause severe problems in their overall internet performance even when not downloading, etc.