Bidirectional traffic control with PF and altq or dummynet

Edwin L. Culp eculp at
Thu Aug 21 22:39:28 UTC 2008

I have been using PF for several years now and used IPFW previous to  
PF that I've grown more and more fond of. I now need to manage  
bidirectional traffic  I have used Dummynet before to do similar  
things but it is my understanding that Altq can only manage outgoing  
traffic although I find the occasional example of it managing incoming  
like one to limit window's email assuming that I'm reading it properly.

My questions are:

   Am I correct in saying that Altq can not manage bidirectional traffic?

if not

   I understand the dummynet can be used with pf and if so does anyone know
   of a howto to get me started?  I would rather not switch to IPFW right now.



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