FreeBSD Traffic Shaping
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Wed Apr 2 11:24:00 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 02 April 2008 10:55:58 Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> 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.
That's only true for locally generated traffic. Since you can limit the
outgoing pipe of the internal interface, in a NAT situation, you can in
practical terms limit/prioritize incoming traffic.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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