[lug] Limiting bandwidth

David Morris boru at frii.com
Thu Oct 26 20:49:20 MDT 2000

Sorry, I should have been more clear:

I am not at all worried about web traffic.  I have numerous programs
that use various ports out of my firewall, some of which require a
certain bandwidth to work properly...my VPN to work, for instance, has
big problems if it cannot communicate fast enough.  At the moment, I
simply avoid anything that might cause problems, but it would be nice
to set asside a certain amount of bandwidth for certain
programs/ports/IP Addresses and leave the rest for whatever random use
is needed at the time.


On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, Walter Pienciak wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, David Morris wrote:
> > OK, last question (for now)
> > 
> > Is there an easy way to limit the bandwidth to a certain IP address,
> > or range of IP addresses, using a linux box?  Alternately, is there a
> > means to ensure that a specific amount of bandwidth can be guarenteed
> > to a specific range of IP addresses?  The goal here is to keep tasks
> > such as downloading files from interfeering with the operation of
> > certain network applications run over my DSL line.
> > 
> > --David
> Are you asking about a general solution for all traffic or for some
> kind of throttling mechanism for HTTP-specific stuff?  Are you wanting
> to throttle users on your host from hosing the connection with wanton
> use of some specific or random Internet resource, or are you worried
> about anonymous users out on the Internet accessing some resource on
> your host?
> In any case, I know about
> ip_relay:     http://www.stewart.com.au/ip_relay/
> mod_throttle: http://www.snert.com/Software/Throttle/index.shtml
> Then, there are hardware-ba$ed $olution$, too.  
> I haven't actually deployed any of these things.  I have a DSL 
> connection, and the bottleneck has always been "somewhere out on the
> Internet" (actually, a router in Texas seems to show up too often).
> All my heavy transfers take place when I'm tucked in bed.
> Walter
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