How do I limit the network usage of a single application

dalen dalen at
Mon Jun 14 17:05:56 UTC 2004

Brian Anderson wrote:
> Sorry if this is an obvious question.  I googled for a solution, but 
> nothing seemed to stand out that wasn't a programming solution.
> I want to do some downloading without consuming all my DSL bandwidth.  
> Is there a way to control the amount of bandwidth an application like 
> rsync (and all its children) can consume?  I share my network with other 
> computers, so I can't just use nice to control usage.
> Thanks for the help
> -Brian

run "man rsync" from a shell and discover what the --bwlimit option does.

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