limiting download speed...

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Apr 23 00:12:05 PDT 2003

In the last episode (Apr 23), CARTER Anthony said:
> I use freebsd at work amidst the sniggles of my MS colleagues...
> However, I do have a little question regarding the 2Mbit pipe that we
> have... Is there a way that I can limit my downloads to say 50K/secs
> rather than pumping 200k/sec.  People here don't get too happy when
> that happens, so they manage it using d/l managers or such... Is
> there a "FreeBSD" equivalent?

You can use dummynet and ipfw to limit all traffic to a set bandwidth,
or only limit certain ports.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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