Can I set priorities for file transfers

Brian McCann bjmccann at
Tue Jan 18 06:28:47 PST 2005

Look into dummynet and can essentially use them to limit
bandwidth on certain ports and/or ip addresses.  I did something
similar once before, but to my entire machine...worked fairly well.


On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 08:23:58 -0600 (CST), Brian John
<brianjohn at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have (I think) kind of a unique question.  I leave my home computer on
> all day and transfer and share files via a P2P application.  However,
> sometimes I like to ssh in from work and transfer files between my work PC
> and my home PC via scp.  Right now it is really slow because it is
> transferring so much with the P2P apps, that it uses up all of my
> bandwidth.  Is there any way that I can put a priority on this so that it
> gives me the majority of my bandwidth when I want to use scp?
> Thanks
> /Brian
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