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Old 05-14-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
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how do you throttle bandwidth?


i'm running a linux box as a router with a dhcp server and arno's firewall. anyone know how to throttle the bandwidth of specific clients?

basically my pornoholic roommate cannot control his torrents because he needs his porn so badly and continues to run up his torrents and bog down the network. so... how do i limit a clients up and down speed and how many connections it's allowed to open.

thanks

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Old 05-15-2005, 12:58 PM   #2
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i'd not recommend throttling, unless you deliberately want to do it to prove a point. instead look at qos, to prioritise certain traffic. it can be really complicated, but it can be real simple. there's a tiiiiiny little script out there called the wondershaper, which has some really simple rules using tc to control what's going on. you can explore the tc utility in more depth if you want more control than that provides, or check the linux routing howto (lartc) for all the detail you'd want, including throttling.
 
  


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