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Old 03-27-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
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Time-based Automatic Bandwidth Limiting

I'm looking around for a program that I can use to limit the bandwidth my Linux computer can use based on the time of day, and the actual day (example: limited to 15kb/s download, 6kb/s upload between 1430 and 2330 each weekday, unlimited at other times on a weekday. Limited to 15kb/s download, 6kb/s upload between 0800 and 2330 on a weekend, unlimited at other times on a weekend).

Alas, thusfar I haven't had any luck. I'd appreciate it if someone could give me some advice, either regarding a program which is able to do this, or some function of Linux I'm not aware of that can perform the task.

Just a heads-up: I'm pretty much a complete newbie, and I'm running SuSe 9.2.

Cheers in advance.

Old 03-27-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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I donít know of any programs designed for this specific purpose. I would recommend reading up on scheduling cron jobs. You could schedule a cron job to run a specific command, or execute a script. You will want to use tc (traffic control) to limit bandwidth.

Cron Help Guide

Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO


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