Manage your bandwidth with Trickle
Jan 18, 2012, 11:01 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Riccardo
Capecchi for this link. ]
"Sometimes it's useful to limit the bandwidth used by some of
your programs, perhaps you want to limit your Browser or FTP
client, and they dont' have a native way to limit the input and/or
output bandwidth they are using, there is a small application that
can solve this problem for you: Trickle
"trickle is a portable lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper.
It can run in collaborative mode (together with trickled) or in
stand alone mode.
"trickle works by taking advantage of the unix loader
preloading. Essentially it provides, to the application, a new
version of the functionality that is required to send and receive
data through sockets. It then limits traffic based on delaying the
sending and receiving of data over a socket. trickle runs entirely
in userspace and does not require root privileges."