title: "Rate Limiting" seoTitle: "Rate Limiting | Appendix" @description: "What is Rate Limiting?" metaKeywords: "Rate Limiting, Rate Limited, DoS" author: "Myles Golden" date: "2022-06-25" lastmod: "2022-06-25" published: true category: "term" parent_category: "home" img: "/images/no_img.png" tags: - term
Rate Limiting is the process of limiting the rate of traffic in order to manage network resources and keep them available for critical functions. It is also a security measure to protect networks from Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. There are two types of rate limiting: Ingress and Egress.
Ingress rate limiting is when traffic coming into the network is limited. This can be useful for managing network resources, as well as protecting the network from DoS attacks.
Egress rate limiting is when traffic leaving the network is limited. This can be useful for managing network resources, as well as protecting the network from DoS attacks.