Can I limit the number of users accessing a URL?
My company wants to start making videos available on our intranet web site. Once published, they are planning to send an email to all our employees (5000+) to announce the video. That's a great idea... but who asked the network guy if the network (server too) can take the load? NOBODY.
Short term solution... can I limit the number of concurrent users hitting a URL? And if possible, can I push a message to the users that try once the limit is reached?
Limiting the bandwidth is an option, but I will trash the user experience.
Long term solutions besides bandwidth increase? Cashing servers, WAN accelerators...?