resume methods for incoming streams but not for outbound streams. Essentially, this means we can easily throttle upload speeds in Node, but download throttling requires a more creative solution.
We'll need a new
server.js file along with a big enough file to serve. With the
dd command-line program, we can generate a file for testing purposes, as follows:
dd if=/dev/zero of=50meg count=50 bs=1048576
The preceding command will create a 50 MB file named
50meg, which we'll be serving.
For a similar Windows tool that can be used to generate a large file, check out http://www.bertel.de/software/rdfc/index-en.html.
To keep things as simple as possible, our download ...