IPFW / PF port throttling help

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by scottfreeman, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. scottfreeman
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    Hey guys.

    I use Skype to keep in touch with my fiancee, but since I'm on a fast connection Skype sends HD video which uses 130%+ of CPU causing all the fans to run at full speed. Running at this temperature all day isn't a good thing!

    I used to use IPFW to throttle the port I set Skype to run on. The script looks like this:

    sudo ipfw pipe 1 config bw 20KByte/s
    sudo ipfw add 1 pipe 1 src-port 5555

    IPFW has been removed in 10.10 Yosemite so this no longer works. I know I can use PF to do the same thing, but I can't figure out how. I've downloaded IceFloor and I believe I set it up correctly but it doesn't seem to be working.

    Can anyone offer assistance? I want to throttle port 5555 to 20KB/s.

    Here's hoping.... Thanks!
     
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    Not sure what the rules on bumping are, but it's been a while without a reply. This is still a pretty major issue for me and I'm still unable to figure out how to throttle my ports using PF.

    Here's hoping someone can help....
     
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