FreeBSD Traffic Shaping

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Wed Apr 2 09:38:03 UTC 2008

> The vast majority of people out there have asymmetrical bandwidth
> limiting needs - that is, they have a pipe to the Internet and
> have a lot more data coming from the Internet to them, than data
> going from them to the Internet.  Their desire is to somehow make
> it so that certain kinds of incoming data meeting certain criteria
> are limited.  Their problem is that since they don't have control of
> the end sending the data to them, they can't do this.

but you ROUGHLY can do this with ipfw.
by limiting at your end - the other end will slow down.

but of course in case of say ping flood or similar things you can't

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