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B/W Limit Specific App on Device?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by potatosalad, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. potatosalad

    potatosalad Network Newbie Member

    I want to B/W Limit an app called DirecTV Now on my Apple TV but I do not want to limit traffic for other apps like iTunes Movies when I want to watch a 4K movie.

    Right now I have to constantly turn off b/w limit whenever I want to watch a movie and then remember to turn it back on when I go back to DirecTV Now app.

    Is there some way to do this even if its not with B/W Limiter?
  2. Sean B.

    Sean B. LI Guru Member

    The only options I can think of to try an hit on a specific apps communications are:

    A: If the DirecTV Now app uses a communication protocol that other apps/services on your network don't, QoS could possibly hit on it.

    B: If you can determine something specific and unique about the DirecTV Now app's connections that repeats every time, such as a source IP address ( need source not destination, as you will want to be limiting on the "download" side I assume ) or port number etc. Then it should be possible to limit just that connections bandwidth by using iptables -j MARK --set-mark to mark any packets with that specific trait, and then using tc to configure a filter for limiting the bandwidth of those marked packets. I cannot assist with configuring the limiter using tc tho, as I have no practical experience using it.

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