bwlimit only on server side

Andrew Gideon c182driver1 at
Mon Mar 23 17:05:13 GMT 2009

I want to use rsync under the control (ie. initiated from) the client 
side, but with the bandwidth controlled by the server side.  I can force 
the bwlimit option on the command line executed on the server, but will 
this make a difference given that the files are being sent from client to 

If not, is there some other way to limit this bandwidth inbound to the 
server?  I know that I can do this with tc, but I'm hoping for a more 
rsync-ish (or ssh-ish, since this would be running over ssh) approach on 
the assumption that this would be smarter (ie. avoiding dropping packets 
(ie. "policing") to slow the client's sending).



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