ipfw pipe show

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Thu Feb 21 16:57:23 UTC 2008

> answer but there is one thing that is still a puzzle.
> I have a pipe configured as:
> ipfw pipe 2 config bw 768Kbit/s queue 20Kbytes
> When I use `ipfw -s 4 pipe 2 show, one bucket is shown:
> 00002: 768.000 Kbit/s    0 ms  20 KB 1 queues (1 buckets) droptail
>    mask: 0x00 0x00000000/0x0000 -> 0x00000000/0x0000
> BKT Prot ___Source IP/port____ ____Dest. IP/port____ Tot_pkt/bytes Pkt/Byte Drp
>  0 tcp     12.###.##.77/80      88.###.##.175/2200  10565  8421549  0    0 103
> I understand that there is only one bucket but how are the source and
> destination ip addresses and ports chosen to be displayed from all that are

yes. use queues through this pipe for implementing smart traffic control 
(best of a kind i must say).

> While I'm at it this pipe has a 768 Kbps bw limit and is currently running at

what kind of traffic is it? single or lots of tcp connections? looks like 
a single connection

> less than 250 Kbps.  Why are packets still being dropped at the rate of about
> 1%, fairly consistently?

turn off the pipe and check the traffic again. it looks like your pipe is 
setup correctly.

are other rules ok?

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