[CentOS] Limiting bandwidth

Bob McConnell rmcconne at lightlink.com
Sat Feb 20 12:25:42 UTC 2010

Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote:
> Greetings,
> Scenario:
> Centos box with eth1 ( and eth0 (
> segment on eth0 has access to full bandwidth of uplink
> Both are on 100mbps switches
> Requirements:
> bandwith on segment on eth1 needs to be throttled to different speeds - say
> 32, 64, 128kbps and the such. Required for application performance testing
> purposes.

The best tool I have found for this is DummyNet, which is built into 
FreeBSD. It was created to test protocol designs then adapted for 
traffic management. However, I am not aware of any ports into Linux.


Bob McConnell

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