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What about just iTunes
Authored by: josephaw on Oct 16, '08 10:05:08AM

I want to only throttle the iTunes application. The above tip works fine with iTunes with port 80 but what if I want my other applications to have full access to my bandwidth?
Is there a way from the command line to just limit specific applications?
Thanks, Joe



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What about just iTunes
Authored by: HarleyDavidson01 on Dec 13, '08 03:02:29PM

Lighthouse will let you select an app, forward info from the normal port to another internal port, and when used with the script described before, and the internal port number, you can slow a specific app down, while leaving the others to use as much bandwidth as there is left over. This type of solution would work even better if you could define similar behavior by ip adress from inside an airport router, but apple hasn't seen fit to make that part of their software. Still, lighthouse is a great app for this type of control. You can redirect traffic from any number of ports to a single port, and set how much bandwidth the internal port has using these scripts. You can even schedule it using the latest iCal in Leopard if you save these as terminal scripts. If you can find freeware for redirecting by application, please post. I'd love to be able to try it.



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