Controlling Bandwidth Per App In Terminal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nofxdude, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. nofxdude macrumors newbie

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    I have been experimenting with Terminal recently and found it to be a very useful tool. I've been taking advantage of a command that can control the overall bandwidth of my mac.

    I used the help of this thread to learn the basics.

    What I would like to know and expand upon is whether it is possible to limit the bandwidth of individual applications that are running, or could potentially run, by using Terminal.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Mattie Num Nums macrumors 68030

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    It could be possible to write an if statement that tells the computer if this program is loaded then run this script and when this program closes revert back. Sounds like it could be done with Applescript or Automator.
     
  3. nofxdude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't know anything about Applescript or Automator! I will have to read up. Any other thoughts on this?
     
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  5. nofxdude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Or how about blocking an applications access to the internet all together (I know you can do it in system preferences bu I want to know if it is possible using Terminal). Thanks.
     

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