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 From:  <htol at oli dot tudelft dot nl>
 To:  <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Traffic Shaping - DShaper Images
 Date:  Mon, 23 Jan 2006 22:13:51 +0100 (CET)
Junior,

Traffic shaping at the mean traffic level is the way to go.

So, I like the idea of Dshaper because it serves two purposes:
1 - to implement a fair use policy based at a reasonable level of mean
traffic
2 - to allow users to burst at maximum bandwidth during an configurable
time-frame

This is my understanding after looking at the code, but, in my opinion,
the implementation is not (yet) mature enough to be included in m0n0wall.
That's because the configuration is unnecessary complex and the
shaper-help confuses me in understanding what it does. I will give
personal feedback on this later, to start further discussion.

I think it's better to skip a variable in the GUI-configuration and have a
close look at how to describe the burst characteristics (i.e. timing).
That hopefully makes it easier to use.

Gr. HansT.