--bwlimit option?

Ben Escoto bescoto@stanford.edu
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 18:28:42 -0700

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>>>>> "NL" == Nicholas Lee <nj.lee@plumtree.co.nz>
>>>>> wrote the following on Thu, 6 Jun 2002 12:57:51 +1200

  NL> Any suggestions on a 3rd party app?  Two apps I know wget and
  NL> rsync both do it themselves.  I've looked around and haven't
  NL> really seen anything.

Well, both of those need to do their own networking, but rdiff-backup
only cares about ssh.

  NL> Seems to be the only generic way would be via some proxy.  Which
  NL> seems like a lot to add for a simple 'sleep for a period and let
  NL> tcp rate limit itself'.

The first entry on Freshmeat under "bandwidth limiting" is cstream.
Homepage is at:


I've never tried it, but it looks like it might do the job.

  NL> Personally I wish ssh had this option.

Yep, makes sense.  (Or maybe all the ssh developers are trying to pawn
the responsibility off just like I am...)

  NL> Maybe code can be borrowed from wget or rsync.

Maybe, or at least the general idea how to do it..

Ben Escoto

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