Bandwidth limits are used to throttle the amount of bandwidth a connection can consume. When a user who is governed by a bandwidth limit initiates a file transfer, the server transfers the file at a steady pace that will not exceed the specified bandwidth limit.
In situations where users share a server, bandwidth limits can be employed to ensure that no user or group can consume all of the bandwidth available to the server, which could effectively cause a denial of service for other users.
Since bandwidth limits cannot be exceeded, bandwidth limits are the only type of rule that does not trigger notifications.
Note: Bandwidth limits throttle bandwidth by connection, not by user. This means that a user with a client that supports making multiple simultaneous connections, such as Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional, can consume the full amount of bandwidth available, up to the bandwidth limit, for each connection.