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HowTo: Linux Limit A Specific User Shell Account Network Bandwidth Using Bash Shell

Dec 05, 2012, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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I am using a bash shell under Ubuntu Linux operating system. Sometime I need to restrict my own Internet bandwidth for all my shell applications such as ftp, sftp, wget, curl and friends. How do I limit the network speed under bash without setting up a complicated firewall and tc rules as described here? You need to use a portable lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper called trickle. It can run in in collaborative mode or in stand alone mode.

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