AstroFlow Bandwidth Management
(commercial) AstroFlow Bandwidth Management is a bandwidth management solution that features reports and many configuration options.
BW ACCT is designed to simply offer per IP bandwidth accounting using common tools on the Linux 2.4 Operating System. It relies on the packet and byte counters in the kernel firewall.
CBQ.Init GUI is a frontend to the CBQ.INIT script. It allows users to easily limit their bandwidth at the IP/port level.
Dummynet is a flexible tool originally designed for testing networking protocols, and since then (mis)used for bandwidth management. It simulates/enforces queue and bandwidth limitations, delays, packet losses, and multipath effects. It also implements a variant of Weighted Fair Queueing called WF2Q+.
Flowgrind is a tool similar to iperf, netperf to measure throughput and other metrics for TCP and other protocols. It features some unique characteristics which are of use when exploring the idiosyncrasies of wireless mesh networks.
htb-gen is an easy, scalable bandwidth management tool. You can set up/down portions of bandwith for each host or network that goes through your router/firewall. Priority traffic (Web, email, gaming, FTK, VOIP, and streaming) is preferred over junk traffic (Kazaa, emule, etc). Dynamic bandwith borrowing and reassignment is done betwen hosts thanks to htb boundaries. A Web frontend for config is avaible, so remote management is possible. It is bash-based, so it can be used in embedded routers/firewalls (wired/wireless).
HTB-tools Bandwidth Management Software is a suite of tools that help simplify the difficult process of bandwidth allocation, for both upload and download traffic, using the Linux kernel's HTB facility.
ifstat is a tool to report network interfaces bandwith just like vmstat/iostat do for other system counters.
Iperf is a tool to measure maximum TCP bandwidth, allowing the tuning of various parameters and UDP characteristics. Iperf reports bandwidth, delay jitter, datagram loss.
Ktctool is a graphical interface for network bandwidth management in Linux. Ktctool is meant to be a graphical user interface to tc. tc is a part of iproute2 and controls Quality of Service support.
MACTS is a traffic shaper that uses MAC addresses which are associated with users to classify traffic. This allows fair usage of bandwidth among many machines. Additionally, there is a stats monitor that can display text or generate graphs (CLI/CGI).
The MasterShaper is a Web application to control and manage network bandwidth and QoS (Quality of Service) easily with a Web browser. It uses iproute2 and the features of newer 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels (such as HTB, HFSC, CBQ, SFQ, ESFQ, NETEM, etc.) to manage inbound and outbound network traffic. MasterShaper also displays graphs about the current bandwidth distribution (created with jpgraph). The filtering mechanisms it supports are tc-filter and various iptables modules, such as TCP-Flags, TOS, l7-filter, and ipp2p.
NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most such tools do, it groups bandwidth by process, and does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded. Read more
Netio measures the net throughput of a network via TCP/IP.
netperf is a benchmark that can be used to measure the performance of many different types of networking. It provides tests for both unidirecitonal throughput, and end-to-end latency. Read more
okon's bandwidth manager
okon's bandwidth manager (aka. obwman) is a simple tool for efficient traffic shaping. It aims to give a fair share of bandwidth to each host while imposing particular rules. Configuration of obwman is straightforward and it is almost maintenance free., as it detects automatically hosts on the network. Obwman prioritises traffic of HTTP, TCP ACK and TCP initiate session.
p2pshaper is a linux QoS script to ensure good latency and fairness on a network connection overloaded by filesharing applications. It also includes generic optimizations to improve fairness.
pchar is a reimplementation of the pathchar utility written by Van Jacobson, formerly of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. Both programs attempt to characterize the bandwidth, latency, and loss of links along an end-to-end path through the Internet.
PHREL is a Per Host RatE Limiter. It will track the rate of incoming traffic on a server and insert a chain into iptables when a configured threshold is crossed. The inserted chain may either rate limit or block the offending host for a period of time. The inserted chain is automatically removed when the offending host's traffic levels return to normal. PHREL is particularly well suited to protecting nameservers (DNS) from random hosts that flood requests, and to preventing SSH brute force login attempts.
pmacct is a network tool to gather ip traffic informations (source address, bytes counter and number of packets); data is stored in a in-memory table whose content could be retrieved by a client program via a local stream-oriented connection. Gathering packets off the wire is done relying over pcap library and promiscuous mode of network interfaces (one or more).
pyshaper is a simple yet versatile program for managing your internet traffic in real time.
rocap is an IP bandwidth monitoring system based on pcap. rocap was designed to provide an easy way to monitor bandwidth between hosts, group of hosts or group of subnets, in any combination.
SFSU Penaltybox is a solution to high network traffic in residence halls. It implements a bandwidth quota, penalizing the users who cause the most of the network congestion. Uses Packeteer Packet Shaper to limit bandwidth, and IP Audit for statistics.
Sjitter is a command line client/server to measure jitter (based on RFC 1889), one way UDP delay, and bandwidth.
SuperShaper-SOHO is a traffic shaping setup for DSL connections which prioritizes VoIP and interactive traffic, and makes sure P2P traffic doesn't saturate your uplink.
throttle copies the standard input to the standard output while limiting bandwidth to the specified maximum.
tmetric is a tool to aid in determining the available bandwidth from one host to another.
TraffAcct is a network traffic accounting package designed to simplify the process of tracking and billing network usage.
Traffic Prioritizer is designed to run on a Linux router and prioritize users' traffic by their bandwidth consumption. It is aimed to shape the "bandwidth greedy" clients (P2P, YouTube, IPTV, etc.) so that the ones who are just browsing do not lack bandwidth.
Traffic Squeezer is an open-source project which does network traffic payload compression on a Linux based network device, released under GNU General Public License.
trickle is a portable lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper. it can run in collaborative mode (together with trickled) or in stand alone mode.
WANem can be used to emulate wide area network conditions in a LAN environment. It can emulate network characteristics like Bandwidth, latency, loss, disconnection, duplication, reordering, asymmetric networks, etc. It is distributed in the form of a bootable CD.