How to ratelimit a single network protocol like NFS?

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Issue

  • How to ratelimit a single network protocol like NFS?
  • We found excessive use of bandwidth by FTP, how can we restrict it?
  • Outage is experienced at times when NetBackup jobs starts running. Is there a way to throttle bandwidth on the network interface that will provide lower priority to the backup traffic and reserve the network bandwidth on the interface?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Networking
  • Single bandwidth-consuming protocol like NFS or FTP or backups

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