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I have a Minecraft server and a file server that I host on the same box. I want to set it up so that if someone is playing Minecraft and I'm pushing or pulling files, that neither application hogs all the bandwidth.

Some additional notes:

  • I'm using Ubuntu.
  • Simple is better than complex, even if it means slightly less than perfect performance
  • Easy is better than hard, but hard is better than nothing.
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up vote 3 down vote accepted

A quick search gave me MasterShaper, but when I worked at a wireless ISP I used htb.init to shape my traffic. I know that DD-WRT (custom firmware for broadcom wireless routers) has a very good QOS interface (I use it to keep the torrents from slowing everything else).

Take a look at both projects, I know that htb.init config is made via text files and not that complex, but MasterShaper is a newer project and may be even easier with web interface, graphs and an option to use Layer 7 classifiers.

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Thank you! I'll check them both out – Steve V. Feb 28 '11 at 1:42

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