Mesh/Bandwidth Quotas

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notes about bandwidth monitoring and quotas

The goal is to find a way to cap bandwidth usage, in and out. The system can apportion the shareable bandwidth to a percentage of total bandwidth available. Here we research how this can be done.

tc − show / manipulate traffic control settings

Tc is used to configure Traffic Control in the Linux kernel.


to track bandwidth we need a way to quantify it. Here are some likely candidates:

  • bandwidthd - very popular, but apparently it is resource heavy
  • bmon - download it
  • iftop, man page - "iftop does for network usage what top(1) does for CPU usage. It listens to network traffic on a named interface and displays a table of current bandwidth usage by pairs of hosts."


OpenWrt micro bus architecture - there is a Lua module for ubus...