We throttle YouTube for teachers and block for students, btw we use a SonicWall which I highly recommend for the cost/features ratio (even compared to open source stuff).
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Stuart Yeates
Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:54 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Bandwidth control
We had complaints from students about other students using the limited resource (in this case student computers) to do facebook / youtube.
We negotiated with the students union that certain sites would be blocked from those machines for a certain busy period during the day.
Negotiation with the students union appeared to be hugely important in deflating any protests.
On 05/08/14 02:20, Carol Bean wrote:
> A quick and dirty search of the list archives turned up this topic
> from 5 years ago. I am wondering what libraries (especially those
> with limited
> resources) are doing today to control or moderate bandwidth, e.g.,
> where viewing video sites uses up excessive amounts of bandwidth?
> Thanks for any help,
> Carol Bean
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