[Box Backup] Bandwidth throttling
Wed, 29 Jul 2009 18:25:22 +0200
I was wondering how Box Backup users have implemented bandwidth throttling:
do you do it on the client side or the server side? Since different clients
will have different uplinks, a per-client configuration seems more sensible
As Ben stated in February 2005 on the topic: "It's on my list. However, I
suggest dealing with it using pf style tools or on the firewall/router for
now." . Is there a known-good way to integrate with Box Backup, or is it
perhaps possible to add something like rsync's "limit-rate" parameter to
the client configurations?
Thanks in advance, Achim
PS: I found the following options for bandwith throttling:
1/ Trickle is a portable lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper. It can run
in collaborative mode (together with trickled) or in stand alone mode.
2/ Netbrake is an utility to limit the bandwidth used by a process. It does
not require to modify the kernel, nor to be root in order to work.
3/ OpenBSD's Class Based Queueing (CBQ)
4/ System-specific firewall settings