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'trickle' is a lightweight, portable, per-application bandwidth shaper. It works in collaboration with trickled or in stand alone mode, has peak detection, and does smoothing. It works by taking advantage of the unix loader preloading: it provides, to the application, a new version of the functionality that is required to send and receive data through sockets. It then limits traffic based on delaying the sending and receiving of data over a socket. Trickle works entirely in userland and does not require root to run.


Download version 1.06 (beta)
released on 2 June 2003



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey4 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Marius Aamodt Eriksen Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use libevent 0.6 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 June 2003.


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