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I'm using deb based linux for years and I never had problems limiting the internet speed using wondershaper. The problem is that on sisters PC I had to install puppy linux because it's a very old PC. The problem is, wondershaper won't work since it requires tc. I got a suggestion to try using trickle, which also seems to be a nice bandwidth shaper but I was unable to get it working on puppy.

Anyone has experience with puppy and bandwidth shaping, or maybe a suggestion how to get the tc command on puppy?


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Puppy is based on Debian or Ubuntu, right? Can you use apt-get/dpkg to install the iproute package? –  derobert Feb 4 '13 at 22:01
It's not based on debian nor ubuntu. It doesn't use the apt-get as package manager. Can't tell you now but I'm pretty sure it doesn't have dpkg neither. It's using it's own .pet packages... –  Julijan Anđelić Feb 4 '13 at 22:04
Hmmm, Googling I see an iproute2 .pet package at smokey01.com/bruceb/ibiblio_quirky.html ... and it includes a /usr/sbin/tc. You sure you don't have a tc already? Debian has it in /sbin/tc, so maybe you're just looking in the wrong place? –  derobert Feb 4 '13 at 22:19
Why bandwidth shaping on a very limited machine? Can't make any sense of it. –  vonbrand Feb 4 '13 at 22:59
@derobert I will try the iproute2 tomorrow and see if works. –  Julijan Anđelić Feb 5 '13 at 0:12

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