Cisco: How-to limit HTTP traffic on weekdays during working hours

Some time ago a person asked me to set the HTTP traffic to 256 kbits during weekdays from 8:00 – 16:00, to limit “the fun” in the office while other are working. In theory I’m against this type of policy, because if you have a team of network engineers and they have to access cisco.com in the same time for information and other stuff like IOS download, then this will take a lot of time. Of course if you see that the productivity is going down because 80% of the traffic is to YouTube site (nothing against them, just picked randomly), then such measures are welcomed.

Since the discussion below is beyond the scope of this tutorial and represent only a personal opinion, let me tell you what I’ll show in the tutorial below.  On Fa0/0 (out connection) we will limit the HTTP responses sent out to 256kbps from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:00

Please see the tutorial below:

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Calin

Calin is a network engineer, with more than 8 years of experience in designing, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining large enterprise WAN and LAN networks. Currently he's Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCIP) and Linux (LPIC) certified and working to obtain CCIE certification.

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