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Is it possible to use a different network port for file transferring (IContentService)?

Makson Lee (41024241) | asked Apr 22 '13, 9:16 p.m.
 We have limited network bandwidth between server and remote sites, sometimes, remote site user will experience a VERY poor system performance while one of them is downloading the files, content proxy server is a good solution for this issue excepting for the first time download, so we would wonder that if it is possible to use a different port for file transferring so that we could easy to manage the bandwidth usage with a network shaper?

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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Apr 22 '13, 11:52 p.m.
we asked the same question. currently the answer is no.. and there are no changes planned in this area.
you could add your comments to this enhancement

Makson Lee commented Apr 23 '13, 9:19 p.m.

 Got it, already commented on that enhancement.

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Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk (7.4k476103) | answered Apr 23 '13, 3:35 a.m.
Hi Makson,
I have two work arounds for you:
1. You can try using distributed scm and having two servers: one internal and another external one (with higher bandtwitch) This might reduce your connection usage at least next time. See more information on
2. If you do not need to checking the code but only downloading certain files, you can send them on the separate server as build result.

Let me know if at least one solution helps for you.
Best regards,
Krzysztof Kazmierczyk

Makson Lee commented Apr 23 '13, 9:23 p.m.

 Thanks for the workarounds, but we do need to checking lots of code often.

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