throttle bandwidth with cstream

tar -cj /backup | cstream -t 777k | ssh host 'tar -xj -C /backup'
this bzips a folder and transfers it over the network to "host" at 777k bit/s. cstream can do a lot more, have a look for example: echo w00t, i'm 733+ | cstream -b1 -t2 hehe :)

By: wires
2009-07-02 10:05:53

What Others Think

I'd never heard of cstream. What a gem!
flatcap · 638 weeks and 3 days ago
Like cpipe, but more!
bwoodacre · 638 weeks and 3 days ago
sawwweet! Heck yeah!
linuxrawkstar · 638 weeks and 3 days ago
It's nice to control the bandwidth!
luqmanux · 638 weeks and 3 days ago
Is there a way of doing this system wide? Lets say, I want to restrict the total upload bandwidth of my own computer so I never take all space, leaving some kbps for my ATA =)
irae · 638 weeks ago
@irae: i only know "class based queuing" (there might be some better way), this is in the linux advanced routing howto HTH
wires · 638 weeks ago
Cuttin' me open, then healin' me fine thankfulness
yeoyeo · 6 weeks ago

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