Choke routing with linux

Simon Fowler simon at
Sat May 4 09:52:54 EST 2002

On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 07:31:55AM +1000, Michael Still wrote:
> Hello all.
> I have a need for a linux box which "chokes" whilst routing. By this I
> mean that I want to allow a specifid amount of bandwidth through only (say
> 56k). It would also be good if I could use the setup to introduce latency
> as required.
> This would be used for testing client server app behaviour over WANs, so I
> need to be able to be slow, and have a high latency.
> Does anyone have any hints?
You should be able to do all of this using either iptables or the
QoS stuff in kernel 2.4, or both . . . I'm not sure /how/, but you
could start with the iptables HOWTOs, and the QoS HOWTO . . . 


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