torrent client traffic shaping question

RW rwmaillists at
Thu Mar 12 06:36:33 PDT 2009

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:24:37 +1100 (EST)
Ian Smith <smithi at> wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:42:23 +0000 RW <rwmaillists at>  

>  > A traffic shaper could efficiently regulate downloads by proxying
>  > TCP. And even though PF does some limited TCP proxying,
>  > unfortunately dummynet and altq  work at the IP level.  
> I don't know why you say 'unfortunately' here?    

Because tcp is best controlled at the tcp-level You could get smoother,
lower-latency transfers, and you're not dropping any packets that
have already passed through the ISP bottleneck.

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