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trickle — a lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper
trickle [-h] [-v] [-V] [-s] [-d rate] [-u rate] [-w length] [-t time]
[-l length] [-n path] [-P path] command ...
trickle is a userspace bandwidth manager. Currently, trickle supports
the shaping of any SOCK_STREAM (see socket(2)) connection established via
the socket(2) interface. Furthermore, trickle will not work with
statically linked executables, nor with setuid(2) executables. trickle
is highly configurable; download and upload rates can be set separately,
or in an aggregate fashion.
The options are as follows:
-h Displays help.
-v Increases the verbosity level (can be specified multiple
-V Prints version.
-s Runs trickle in standalone mode, independent of trickled(8).
-d rate Limit the download bandwidth consumption to rate KB/s.
-u rate Limit the upload bandwidth consumption to rate KB/s.
-w length Set peak detection window size to length KB. This
determines how aggressive trickle is at eliminating
bandwidth consumption peaks. Lower values will be more
aggressive, but may also result in over shaping. The
default value (512 KB) is usually sufficient.
-t seconds Set smoothing time to seconds s. The smoothing time
determines with what intervals trickle will try to let the
application transceive data. Smaller values will result in
a more continuous (smooth) session, while larger values may
produce bursts in the sending and receiving data. Smaller
values (0.1 - 1 s) are ideal for interactive applications
while slightly larger values (1 - 10 s) are better for
applications that need bulk transfer.
-l length Set smoothing length to length KB. The smoothing length is
a fallback of the smoothing time. If trickle cannot meet
the requested smoothing time, it will instead fall back on
sending length KB of data. The default value is 10 KB.
-n path Use trickled(8) socket path to communicate with trickled(8).
By default, /tmp/.trickled.sock is used.
-P path Use the specified .so instead of the standard one, this is
usefull if you don't run trickle from a standard
trickle -u 10 -d 20 ncftp
Launch ncftp(1) limiting its upload capacity to 10 KB/s, and download
capacity at 20 KB/s.
trickled(8), syslog(3), socket(2), netintro(4)
trickle has been developed by Marius Aamodt Eriksen ⟨firstname.lastname@example.org⟩.
Does not support executables utilizing kqueue(2). Does not support
statically linked executables.