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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Who pays for the storage and bandwidth of repositories?

When I do a yum update or apt-get update, my machine is hitting several servers and downloading several packages. I would imagine that those servers are handling millions of similar requests on a ...
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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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Limiting a specific shell's internet bandwidth usage

I want update my linux in one shell but by default wget or axel in updater use all the bandwidth. How can I limit the speed in this shell? I want other shells to have a fair share, and to limit ...
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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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Is there a top-like command that shows the network bandwidths and file accesses of running processes

For example, we'd like to see: PROCESS IF TX RX FILE(regular) R/W prog1 eth0 200kB/s 12kB/s -- -- wlan0 12kB/s 100kB/s -- ...
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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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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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Bandwidth control in linux

How do I control both the inbound and outbound bandwidth in a RHEL 5 router?
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Transfer large files without hogging the bandwidth (is there a BITS equivalent for Linux?)

Is an implementation of Microsoft's Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) available for Linux systems? I'm looking at my options for transferring large files to a remote Linux server over ...
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Console tool to test internet bandwidth

I'm looking for a tool that will test my internet connection bandwidth and create an simple report like speedtest does. Do you know some program/tool that do this? Something with CentOS packages ...
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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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Why Nethogs won't see the PID of the processes the generating some NFS traffic?

I usually use Nethogs to see the network bandwidth per process. However, Nethogs won't see the PID of the processes generating some NFS traffic, and as a result they are aggregated over one single ...
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Measuring Python script bandwidth usage

I have a python script that uses urllibs to parse some web pages, and uses selenium to scrape pages with javascript, and I would like to know its cumulative bandwidth usage. I've looked at nethogs, ...
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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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How to limit P2P/torrent traffic on an OpenWrt 10.03 router?

We have a WRT160NL router with OpenWRT 10.03, and a 60-70 Mbit connection (from ISP, don't ask why). This router can do 30-35 Mbit on ethernet(i mean cable)..ok! There are ~7 PC's using this Wireless ...
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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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Implementing load balancing on any Linux distro

I am thinking of implementing a load balancing solution for personal use. What I want to do, is to maximize data throughput over mobile phone Internet connections. Let me be clear: I have data plan ...
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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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Restrict bandwidth with DD-WRT

I have DD-WRT installed on my router and I would like to be able to restrict the bandwidth both up and down on a certain IP or Mac address. I am happy to get my hands dirty and use console. I am sure ...
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How to limit ftp speed

I have multiple users on a server. They upload and download their files through FTP. Sometimes some heavy transfer causes high load on the server. I am wondering, if there is any way to limit the ftp ...
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Limiting download speed based on other LAN traffic

I'm kind of new to Linux (but learning) so bare with me if I say something stupid :P. I'm currently running an Ubuntu fileserver which automates a whole bunch of downloading tasks. At present it is ...
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How frequently are updates sent to a VNC client?

I am trying to understand how the VNC mechanism works. The RFB protocol 3.8 specifications say : The update protocol is demand-driven by the client. That is, an update is only sent from the ...
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Bandwith monitoring in Linux

I just need to get how much bandwidth is used in 3 or 4 days. Do you have any application in the terminal to do it? I'd prefer if it didn't use SNMP. I found iptraf, wireshark, cacti, but they were ...
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How can I read lines at a fixed speed?

I need to read a large log file and send it over a local network using (netbsd) netcat between two VMs on the same host workstation. I know that netcat has an interval, but as far as I can tell, the ...
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Constantly pinging a server

I am not sure if this is exactly the right place for this question, but there is no networking stack exchange. I want to ping a server a bunch of times (eg.10,000+) to gather information on the ...
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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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Reducing packet loss in tc rate limiting

I use this tc command to limit upload speed on an interface: tc qdisc add dev eth1 root tbf rate 2mbit burst 10kb latency 70ms peakrate 2.4mbit minburst 1540 But it results in heavy packet loss. ...
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Monitor bandwidth usage from different virtual hosts

I've got a VPS running Ubuntu and Apache and hosting several sites on it using virtual hosts. It would be very interesting to monitor which of these sites takes the most power and bandwidth, I've been ...
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How to find out how much of internet bandwidth is used by all processes except one specific process?

As a followup question to this one: I am downloading a file on multiple remote computers using curl command and am using the --limit-rate parameter to limit the download speed on the ones whose ...
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Is it possible to dynamically change the --limit-rate parameter of curl?

As a followup question to this one: I am using the --limit-rate parameter to limit the download speed on computers whose internet is being used: curl --limit-rate 10k -r 104857601-209715200 -o ...
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Bandwith Usage in PAM Authentication

Is there any way to check how much bandwidth a user used in OpenVPN (using PAM Authentication)
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How does iperf calculate throughput and jitter?

I've read that iperf basically tries to send as much information down a connection as quickly as possible reporting on the throughput achieved. This tool is especially useful in determining the volume ...
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How might I log my Internet traffic, grouped by IP address/hostname, port, etc?

While I'm going to be switching to a slightly saner plan soon, being stuck on a 5GB monthly bandwidth cap has made me very data-conscious, and I'm looking for a way to log my Internet usage in such a ...
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Network bandwidth measurement on Solaris

I want to install pathtest or a program like it in a Sparc server running solaris 10. The purpose is to make a speedtest server to my remote sites. It is mentioned in pathtest FAQ that it only ...
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How to fairly share bandwidth between IPs with tc?

I have a linux router (d-link 320-nru) with tc installed. I have some users' computers to fairly share bandwidth between them. Also there is such complication as inconstant uplink bandwidth. How can ...
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Is there a way track bandwidth over time like days, months?

I would like to know how much bandwidth is being used on my server. Not HTTP bandwidth, but all protocols. Basically iftop data over time continuously logged. Then I could write a simple python script ...
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Limit bandwidth SFTP user

Is there any possibility to limit the bandwidth of an SFTP user? My server has an upload of ~500kb/s and I don't want to 'spend' it all on one user
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Traffic-shaping Application with GUI

is there any free traffic shaping software for internet gateways with GUI for managing per user/computer bandwidth? At least it should able to manage per source IP (or MAC), or if possible with user ...
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Sharing bandwidth between IPs

There are 200 users in my network, and these users are in two AD groups and cannot set specific IP ranges for each group. I want to set, for each group, the amount of bandwidth that can be shared ...
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Internet bandwidth mysteriously drops under Linux, but is fine under Windows

I can't seem to download files from the internet on my laptop with Mint/Ubuntu, due to strange bandwidth fluctuations. I'm able to browse the web with Firefox with no problems, apt-get update and ...
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netcat throughput low but iperf high [closed]

I was testing the throughput between two pcs connected on the same router: one with 100mbps lan, the other with 54mbps wifi. I tested both netcat and iperf and the throughtput I get is only 2.6mb/s. ...
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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) ...
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How to limit network bandwidth after some data transferred?

So the question is in the name of topic. How to limit bandwidth I know. Using tc. But how to do so after, for example, traffic had reached 500MB. And after some time reset the limits.
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Bandwidth throttling per user group

I am wondering if it is possible to create a bandwidth shaping/throttling script that shapes traffic based on user group. That is, if user1, user2, are in user group group1, they will have 1mb/s ...
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Redirect all non-local traffic to a socks proxy

Is it possible to redirect all non-local traffic to a socks proxy? so, for example i have: 4 computers (clients A-D: 10.0.0.1-3 or dhcp) 1 computer with 2 network cards (gateway-server, eth0: ...
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Bandwidth usage monitoring [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Find out network traffic per IP I want to monitor my bandwidth usuage for wired as well wireless devices on my network. Is there any tool, preferably one that does not ...
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RAMFS seems slower than expected — what is the bottleneck?

RAMFS doesn't uses swap (TMPFS does). So I mount the FS cd /mnt/; mkdir SOMETHING; mount -t ramfs -o size=1500m ramfs /mnt/SOMETHING; cd /mnt/SOMETHING I generate a testfile: dd if=/dev/zero ...
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Equivalent of scp -l bandwidth_cap for .ssh/config?

Short form: You can limit the bandwidth the scp uses with the -l switch, you pass a number that's in kbits/sec. I'd rather set this in my .ssh/config file for certain names machines. What's the ...
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Ec2 network bandwidth consumed by internal ip?

Its bothering me On iftop i can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal Connected to my ubuntu ec2 server for long long time ?? This address doesn't even resolves as its a ec2 internal ip address.. How can block ...
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Issues with net-SNMP . MRTG not generating graph to monitor network bandwidth

I am monitoring network bandwidth for my servers using MRTG . But suddenly can see graphs are not generated for one of the Linux servers running on CentOS 5.5 . SNMPD service is running on the server. ...