Can I set priorities for file transfers

Michael Clark MClark at
Tue Jan 18 06:29:52 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian John [mailto:brianjohn at]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 8:24 AM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Can I set priorities for file transfers
> 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?

PF and ALTQ were recently ported to FreeBSD these may work
very well for you =)

> Thanks
> /Brian
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