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Open source; $0

Current Version: 0.5.1 (February 5, 2009)

throttled is a free, open-source bandwidth shaping application for Mac OS X, FreeBSD, and Linux that allows you to put a cap on your upstream bandwidth and keep your download speeds high even when your server is sending out at full speed. Features include:

  • Allows you to set either a global throttle for all your applications, or multiple throttles with different speeds to guarantee all your servers a certain bandwidth.
  • Allows you to setup priority queues for your network data to guarantee low-latency ssh, telnet, etc connections on your server.
  • Prioritizes TCP ACK packets to allow consistant bandwidth in both directions even under heavy server load.
  • Flag for allowing you to throttle local network addresses 192.168.x.x and 10.x.x.x. (By default, only Internet-bound traffic is throttled)
  • It uses almost no resources. CPU usage is around 0 - 2% and it uses less than 500k of RAM.
  • Source code is freely available, and released under the GPL. Please read the COPYING file in the distribution.

Version 0.5.1 adds/changes the following:

  • This new release provides skipto rules for Bonjour and 10.x.x.x networks which should fix LAN capping issues reported by some users.

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