FreeBSD Traffic Shaping
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Wed Apr 2 11:32:22 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 02 April 2008 09:27:21 freebsd at top-consulting.net wrote:
> I gave port 80 as an example but I need this configuration for
> limiting other services as well.
> If you have a 100mbps connection and only one client, you want him to
> only use 50kbps, not the full pipe. If you have 200 clients, they
> still get 50kbps each.
> Is this feature that I need so complicated that it can't be
> implemented easily into FreeBSD or is it that not many people need it
> ? It sounds quite useful to me :)
It isn't as useful as you think. I can easily generate 200 clients being only
one person. That's why the focus in bandwidth shapers lies on the type of
traffic and the origin/destination rather then the state and they divide the
bandwidth within those pipes between the states.
Secondly - bit besides the point, but not many people think about it - if you
have 100% available and limit a single person to 5%, you're more likely to
end up at the 100%, simply because it takes more time for that person to get
what he wants.
So if there's no financial/legal issues involved, it's better to get rid of
the clients as fast as possible.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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