Bandwidth

Incoming and outgoing transfer bandwidth and policy settings.

The Bandwidth configuration options can be found in the application's Configuration, under the Global, Groups, and Users tabs.

Bring up the Server Configuration window

Bandwidth configuration options.

The following table lists all configuration options:

Field Description Values Default
Incoming Target Rate Cap (Kbps) The value sets the Target Rate Cap for incoming transfers. The Target Rate Cap is the maximum target rate that a transfer can request, in kilobits per second. No transfer may be adjusted above this setting, at any time. The default setting of Unlimited signifies no Target Rate Cap. Clients requesting transfers with initial rates above the Target Rate Cap will be denied. positive integer unlimited
Incoming Target Rate Default (Kbps) This value represents the initial rate for incoming transfers, in kilobits per second. Users may be able to modify this rate in real time as allowed by the software in use. This setting is not relevant to transfers with a Policy of Fixed. positive integer 10000
Incoming Target Rate Lock After an incoming transfer is started, its target rate may be modified in real time. The default setting of false gives users the ability to adjust the transfer rate. A setting of true prevents real-time modification of the transfer rate.
  • true
  • false
false
Incoming Minimum Rate Cap (Kbps) The value sets the Minimum Rate Cap for incoming transfers. The Minimum Rate Cap is a level specified in kilobits per second, below which an incoming transfer will not slow, despite network congestion or physical network availability. The default value of Unlimited effectively turns off the Minimum Rate Cap. positive integer unlimited
Incoming Minimum Rate Default (Kbps) This value represents the initial minimum rate for incoming transfers, in kilobits per second. Users may be able to modify this rate in real time as allowed by the software in use. This setting is not relevant to transfers with a Policy of Fixed. positive integer 0
Incoming Minimum Rate Lock After an incoming transfer is started, its minimum rate may be modified in real time. The default setting of false gives users the ability to adjust the transfer's minimum rate. A setting of true prevents real-time modification of the transfer rate. This setting is not relevant to transfers with a Policy of Fixed.
  • true
  • false
false
Incoming Bandwidth Policy Default The value chosen sets the default Bandwidth Policy for incoming transfers. The default policy value may be overridden by client applications initiating transfers.
  • fixed
  • high
  • fair (regular)
  • low
fair
Incoming Bandwidth Policy Allowed The value chosen sets the allowed Bandwidth Policy for incoming transfers. Aspera transfers use fixed, high, fair and low policies to accommodate network-sharing requirements. When set to any, the server will not deny any transfer based on policy setting. When set to high, transfers with a Policy of high and less aggressive transfer policies (e.g. fair or low) will be permitted. When set to fair, transfers of fair and low will be permitted, while fixed transfers will be denied. When set to low, only transfers with a Bandwidth Policy of low will be allowed.
  • fixed
  • high
  • fair (regular)
  • low
any
Incoming Bandwidth Policy Lock After an incoming transfer is started, its Policy may be modified in real time. The default setting of false gives users the ability to adjust the transfer's Policy. A setting of true prevents real-time modification of the Policy.
  • true
  • false
false
Outgoing Target Rate Cap (Kbps) The value sets the Target Rate Cap for outgoing transfers. The Target Rate Cap is the maximum target rate that a transfer can request, in kilobits per second. No transfer may be adjusted above this setting, at any time. The default setting of Unlimited signifies no Target Rate Cap. Clients requesting transfers with initial rates above the Target Rate Cap will be denied. positive integer unlimited
Outgoing Target Rate Default (Kbps) This value represents the initial rate for outgoing transfers, in kilobits per second. Users may be able to modify this rate in real time as allowed by the software in use. This setting is not relevant to transfers with a Policy of Fixed. positive integer 10000
Outgoing Target Rate Lock After an outgoing transfer is started, its target rate may be modified in real time. The default setting of false gives users the ability to adjust the transfer rate. A setting of true prevents real-time modification of the transfer rate.
  • true
  • false
false
Outgoing Minimum Rate Cap (Kbps) The value sets the Minimum Rate Cap for outgoing transfers. The Minimum Rate Cap is a level specified in kilobits per second, below which an outgoing transfer will not slow, despite network congestion or physical network availability. The default value of Unlimited effectively turns off the Minimum Rate Cap. positive integer unlimited
Outgoing Minimum Rate Default This value represents the initial minimum rate for outgoing transfers, in kilobits per second. Users may be able to modify this rate in real time as allowed by the software in use. This setting is not relevant to transfers with a Policy of Fixed. positive integer 0
Outgoing Minimum Rate Lock After an outgoing transfer is started, its minimum rate may be modified in real time. The default setting of false gives users the ability to adjust the transfer's minimum rate. A setting of true prevents real-time modification of the transfer rate. This setting is not relevant to transfers with a Policy of Fixed.
  • true
  • false
false
Outgoing Bandwidth Policy Default The value chosen sets the default Bandwidth Policy for outgoing transfers. The default policy value may be overridden by client applications initiating transfers.
  • fixed
  • high
  • fair (regular)
  • low
fair
Outgoing Bandwidth Policy Allowed The value chosen sets the allowed Bandwidth Policy for outgoing transfers. Aspera transfers use fixed, high, fair and low policies to accommodate network-sharing requirements. When set to any, the server will not deny any transfer based on policy setting. When set to high, transfers with a Policy of high and less aggressive transfer policies (e.g. fair or low) will be permitted. When set to fair, transfers of fair and low will be permitted, while fixed transfers will be denied. When set to low, only transfers with a Bandwidth Policy of low will be allowed.
  • fixed
  • high
  • fair (regular)
  • low
any
Outgoing Bandwidth Policy Lock After an outgoing transfer is started, its Policy may be modified in real time. The default setting of false gives users the ability to adjust the transfer's Policy. A setting of true prevents real-time modification of the Policy.
  • true
  • false
false