By Greg Turnquist

Greg L. Turnquist worked on the Spring team for over thirteen years and is a senior staff technical content engineer at Cockroach Labs. He was the lead for Spring Data JPA and Spring Web Services. He wrote Packt's best-selling title, Learning Spring Boot 2.0 2nd Edition, and its 3rd Edition follow-up along many others.

August 3, 2011

No, this isn’t a new open source project. Instead, its my toolbox of useful scripts.

I spent half a day figuring out how to limit network traffic on my system to emulate a customer’s slow network link. After manually typing ipfw commands to turn on bandwidth limits and then turn them off, I decided to capture the sequence in a command script.

Having just updated this blog site to include a link to my github handle, the idea became crystal clear: put the script under git version control and share it with others on github.

The pros:

  • it provides online backup of my toolbox of scripts
  • it is easy to version the updates and distribute them to my other boxes
  • over time, these scripts can probably be enhanced to run on other platforms
  • you can partake of the benefits!
  • hopefully, in the future, I can partake of yours.
The cons: none that I can think of
I hope you find it useful.


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