Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Control Your Network Traffic with Wondershaper in Linux

If you are a Network Administrator with little knowledge in Network Protocols and IPtables, don't worry you can also controll your network traffic with a simple tool named wondershaper.

sudo apt-get install wondershaper

official site :

Readme files in /usr/share/doc/wondershaper

$ifconfig this will help you to find the network interface (eth0, eth1 or wifi0 etc..)

$sudo wondershaper eth0 downspeed upspeed
eg: sudo wonderspeed 128 64

To Disable this settings

$sudo wondershaper clear eth0

make these connection settings permanent by editing /etc/network/interfaces file :

$ sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces and add the following lines

up /sbin/wondershaper eth0 downspeed upspeed
down /sbin/wondershaper clear eth0