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Bandwidth shaper

'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 1.07 (beta)
released on 13 January 2015



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License:BSD 3ClauseJanet Casey4 April 2003

Leaders and contributors

Marius Aamodt Eriksen Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to uselibevent 0.6 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 January 2017.


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