The rate of data transfer. Bandwidth usually refers to Internet but it can also apply to other systems like the motherboard.

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How can I limit the bandwidth used by a process?

I have a CentOS 5.7 server that will be backing up its files nightly. I am concerned that visitors to the various sites that the server hosts will experience degraded performance while the backup is ...
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How do I get the current bandwidth speed of an interface from the terminal?

I want to get the current Bandwidth of an interface say "eth0" from the terminal. It better be as simple as possible. Say up 10 dn 30. Instead of giving out a lot of text like "vnstat" does. ...
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How to change speed limit of running trickle instance

I started a program throttled using trickle as trickle -d 10 -u 5 program. Now I want to change change the throttling speed to -d 50 -u 40. How can I change it without closing the program ? ...
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Find out network traffic per IP

We have one central server which functions as an internet gateway. This server is connected to the internet, and using iptables we forward traffic and share the internet connection among all computers ...
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How to identify the program that uses most bandwidth?

How can I know which application is using the most network bandwidth? I saw some graph from KDE's network monitor, but don't know which process did that.
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How to limit network bandwidth?

Problem: We are hosting an application on remote server. We need to test it with a limited network bandwidth (for users with bad Internet access). Question: Can I limit my internet bandwidth (in ...
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Control Dropbox upload rate on the command line

I'm using Dropbox without the GUI in Linux. I would like to limit the upload rate, sometimes large files eats my internet bandwidth. Anyone knows how I do that?
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Is there a tool that can monitor bandwidth usage of a single process?

I've found a nice monitor which allows me to log a variety of runtime data of a single process. I'm looking for an equivalent that does the same for bandwidth usage. Ideally, the command should look ...
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Network monitoring tool

I'm basically looking for a utility that displays which processes are using how much bandwidth, similar to how top displays which processes use how much resources.
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trickle (bandwidth shaper) with dropbox causes 100% CPU

I'm limiting dropbox upload bandwith with trickle as suggested here. @reboot trickle -u 100 ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd This works great but unfortunately causes 100% CPU - even with only 2-3 (small) ...