PC suggest: Simple bandwidth shaping in Linux with firejail

Network bandwidth shaping or traffic shaping is extensively used for efficient use of available network bandwidth and fairer bandwidth sharing.

Most common use of bandwidth shaping in Linux desktop is fair bandwidth sharing among different application, assume your torrent client is eating all download speed while browsing something important. For servers, it’s a lot more complex and important subject.

Surely firejail is not the best tool for this purpose, there are other utilities like iptables and tc token bucket filter. But why not use the handy firejail tool ?

For new comers, firejail is an extremely lightweight tool for isolating one/many application from the rest of the system, more straightly a sandbox application, read more about sandboxing apps with firejail here. So using fireail for traffic shaping adds an extra layer of security. Lets start !

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