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 From:  Vincent Fleuranceau <vincent at bikost dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] magic shaper overprioritizes?
 Date:  Wed, 05 Jan 2005 10:46:31 +0100
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> I enabled the traffic shaper and the default magic shaper rules.  I noticed
> when downloading multiple files via http, that the first download gets what
> seems like 95% of the priority and downloads at 350kb/sec while other
> concurrent (but started later) downloads are puttering along, varying speeds
> at like 10-20kb/sec and occasionally pausing.
> When the first one finishes, the next one kicks off at great speeds.  
> Before enabling the shaper, the multiple downloads would balance out the
> bandwidth a bit more. 
> Maybe I'm crazy?  Anyone else see this kind of thing or how I might remedy
> it.  

Do you mean multiple downloads on the same machine?

I think the traffic is shared evenly between different machines only
(i.e. different source IP addresses). Can someone confirm?

-- Vincent

PS : I may be crazy, too. Who knows?