Especially on a wireless network, a host can consume minimal amount of bandwidth, but the packets per second are huge, around 150-250/sec. If there was a way to incorporate perhaps “dstlimit” to limit the amount of pps to a dest or src, this could greatly reduce congestion on the effected network.
I tried “-m limit –limit 2/s –limit-burst 1”, with a particular ip as the dest, and any for a src, to limit the pps for the download, though the log would keep polling bytes, but no change in actual pps usage.
1: the host ip as a dst, and in the custom iptables parameters, use “-m limit –limit X/s –limit-burst X”, and choose ACCEPT,
2: then create a second FW rule under the first of the host ip as dst, and just a basic DROP….
This will accept only the stated pps to the host as a download, or flip-flop it for the upload.