limit_rate dynamically using $arg - security

shoshomiga nginx-forum at
Wed Apr 4 20:40:04 UTC 2012

I've been looking for a way to limit videos to their bitrate to save
bandwidth and I've come up with this code

            if ($arg_LIMITSPEED) {
              set $limit_rate $arg_LIMITSPEED;

It works but I would like to know if this code would be secure to use on
a production server.

I am not worried about users setting their LIMITSPEED high on their own
because I am limiting speeds at the network level as well.

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