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 http://www.cons.org/cracauer/cstream.html#usage for example: echo w00t, i'm 733+ | cstream -b1 -t2 hehe :)

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

What Others Think

I'd never heard of cstream. What a gem!
flatcap · 481 weeks and 2 days ago
Like cpipe, but more!
bwoodacre · 481 weeks and 2 days ago
sawwweet! Heck yeah!
linuxrawkstar · 481 weeks and 2 days ago
It's nice to control the bandwidth!
luqmanux · 481 weeks and 2 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 · 481 weeks ago
@irae: i only know "class based queuing" (there might be some better way), this is in the linux advanced routing howto http://lartc.org/howto/lartc.qdisc.html HTH
wires · 480 weeks and 6 days ago

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