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 From:  Michael Sierchio <kudzu at tenebras dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: Help with traffic shaping needed
 Date:  Mon, 16 May 2005 14:46:36 -0700
Chris Bagnall wrote:

>>From what I remember from posts on similar topics a few months ago (and
> people please correct me if I'm wrong), it's only newer versions of the
> packet filter being used for traffic shaping (ipfw?) that allow this
> "borrowing" of bandwidth between pipes when necessary. I don't know what the
> technical implications of introducing a new packet filter for traffic
> shaping would be for m0n0wall, or whether it's even feasible while sticking
> with FBSD 4...

You're completely wrong.  FreeBSD's dummynet queues use weighted fair queueing,
and the weights only apply when the queues are full.  Any service can use
100% of the bandwidth when there is no contention.