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Re: Advanced traffic shaping with iptables?

On Tue, Sep 25, 2007 at 02:32:44AM +0200, Linus L?ssing wrote:
> Hi there!
> My problem is, that I'm sharing the Bandwidth of my ADSL Internet 
> connection (50KiB/s upload) with TOR and some other applications (i.e. 
> online games, VPN-Server, small Teamspeak-Server, VoIP) as well. I've 
> read, that with iptables I could priorise the packages. At the moment 
> I'm just offering 25KiB/s, cause I need at least 25KiB/s for the other 
> applications. But for the most time, I'm using none of the other ones, 
> so I could theoretically offer 50KiB/s for TOR at these moments. It 
> would be really, really helpfull, if I could set up a bandwidth rule for 
> TOR with iptables, so I would get at least 10KiB/s but it could get all 
> the bandwidth, that would be wasted (remember the Task-Manager for 
> CPU-Usage-Priority, I need something like "low priority" for the 
> bandwidth). Maybe someone has already built something like this as a 
> shell script for example? Or maybe some links to good explained 
> tutorials would be usefull as well. Any help to get this done is 
> appreciated.

See http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Aug-2007/msg00192.html
for such a script. I've not tested it myself, so YMMV.

the documentation on trafic shaping under linux is here:


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