Bandwidth Control in FreeBSD 8

Frederique Rijsdijk frederique at
Tue Sep 15 06:17:10 UTC 2009

On 9/15/2009 2:24 AM, perl info wrote:
> I have two questions in regards to a FreeBSD Server and avoiding ISP
> bandwidth charges.
> Are there changes to the ways bandwidth can be controlled in FreeBSD 8.
> Is there an accepted or standardized method to control and limit bandwidth
> usage over an interface.

Changes I don't know about.

But you can use IPFW to limit and measure the bandwidth you're using. 
You can also use darkstat (port) to measure the traffic you're generating.

-- Frederique

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