Limiting Bandwidth in Linux

Ever wanted to limit the bandwidth of a single command in Linux? It’s easy with trickle. You use it to launch the program that you want to restrict and it will provide a modified (restricted) version of sockets. No configuration… nothing.

Here’s how to install and use it to limit the bandwidth given to Firefox to 300 KB/sec on Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get install trickle
trickle -d 300 firefox

Ridiculously easy right?

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