Hi, I'm looking for a good way to create a constant data stream that will occupy a bandwidth of about 2--5Mbit/sec between two remote hosts over the internet. I have full access to the hosts involved. My first attempt to use scp to copy data from /dev/null on host A to /dev/null on host B, but scp says '/dev/null: not a regular file'. If something like that would work, I would be able to limit the bandwidth of this transfer in the router(s) involved so that it won't occupy all the bandwidth. Of course, it would be better if I could limit the bandwidth on the sending side rather than dropping packages. I could probably write some program to do that, but since I have never programmed such a kind of network application, it would be rather time consuming. Maybe there's already a kind of tool around that can do this. I need this to work around whatever settings my ISP has made 3 days ago that block my VPN connection so that I effectively can't reasonably work anymore. I do know what the problem with the connection is and that occupying some bandwidth would unblock the VPN; only there doesn't seem to be anything else I could about it.