FreeBSD Traffic Shaping

Mel fbsd.questions at
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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