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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:  Thu, 1 Sep 2005 13:10:18 +0500
yes, Host A could use all the available bandwidth.

 the point of using queues (as opposed to pipes for each host) is that
the unused bandwidth is not 'wasted'. If you want to limit each host
to a specific amount of bandwidth then use pipes.

sai

On 8/31/05, Steve Yates <steve at teamits dot com> wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:05:57 +0500
> sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com> wrote:
> 
> > If you have something like 
> > traffic from Host A - queue A - pipe 1
> > traffic from Host B - queue B - pipe 1
> > traffic from Host C - queue C - pipe 1
> > 
> > then you assign weight to each queue. This controls the bandwidth in a
> > relative manner - if A has weight 20,  B has weight 40 then B should
> > get twice the bandwidth available.
> 
> 	I understand weighting but how does that limit Host A to a max
> of, say, 256 kb?  In your example if Hosts B and C had no traffic
> wouldn't Host A use all available bandwidth?
> 
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