Bandwidth Limits

Bandwidth Limits

Post by Michal Jan » Wed, 02 Jul 2003 03:48:43

I have the following problem:

I have 3 different processes running on a machine.
All these three processes use network interface.
My problem is that some of these processes use network
interface in a way that the other two processes can not
work when the first one works. Namely the first process
utilizes almost all bandwidth. Is there any way
to prioritize the processes' network usage ?

What i can do is:
- run all these processes using differnt accounts
(if this might help)

The question is: is there any tool that would allow to
prioritize (or even constrain [e.g: Process A: at most
30% of bandwidth]) network usage of processes.
Thanx for any suggestions

Michal Januszczyk

Bandwidth Limits

Post by Chris P » Wed, 02 Jul 2003 06:10:31

Yes, it's called QoS, Quality of Service. The priority data streams mark
their data packets with the QoS flag and they should take priority over the
other traffic.

However this will only work right if all switches and routers inbetween
support QoS.