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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  Steve Yates <steve at teamits dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: Traffic shaping
 Date:  Tue, 30 Aug 2005 15:02:15 +0500
Its generally better to have 2 pipes per host. One pipe for incoming,
the other for outgoing traffic.

If you want to use the spare bandwidth when a host is not getting much
traffic then have 2 pipes one incoming , the other out going. Then add
queues for each host.

sai

On 8/30/05, Steve Yates <steve at teamits dot com> wrote:
> 	I have a slight grasp of pipes vs queues but I would like to
> verify I am heading in the right direction.  The online manual is
> rather...empty...in this area.
> 
> 	My goal is to enable certain hosts to have bandwidth limits, for
> example:
> 
> Host A - 256 kb
> Host B - 512 kb
> Host C - 1024 kb
> Total bandwidth available - 1024 kb
> 
> I understand there are issues if all three are active, but let's pretend
> for now Host C is not doing anything.  To limit the other two hosts, am
> I right that I need to set up three pipes, one for each bandwidth level? 
> Then set up rules to have something like:
> 
> DNS/small packets - pipe C
> traffic from Host A - pipe A
> traffic from Host B - pipe B
> traffic from Host C - pipe C
> 
> Any insight/advice?  Thanks...
> 
> - Steve Yates
> - ITS, Inc.
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