ipfw, pf and ALTQ on outbound traffic? (or: "The net is slow when
jubal-freebsd-20090321 at cheeze.org
Sat Mar 21 19:07:27 PDT 2009
Is there a general how-to, or a set of coherent instructions, for
shaping outbound traffic such that when I upload something over my
asymmetric cable-modem pipe, doing so doesn't completely kill my Web
browsing or any other attempts to use my Internet connection?
(To put it another way: When I max out my upstream, and my upstream is
capped lower than my downstream, my downstream becomes useless and I am
forced to wait until the upload finishes before I can resume using the
downstream. This is a problem, and I'd like to solve it.)
I have looked at various ALTQ + pf setups on the Web, but I have one
caveat. I use FreeBSD 6.4 on my home gateway, and it is also using the
default natd server, which relies on an ipfw divert rule. I don't know
if this matters, or if I need to switch from natd to a pf-based NAT setup.
Should I use *just* ipfw, or should I switch everything to pf (including
NAT services) and go from there?
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