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 From:  "Brandon Holland" <brandon at cookssaw dot com>
 To:  "'Manuel Kasper'" <mk at neon1 dot net>
 Cc:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] IP Phone / Traffic Shaping Question
 Date:  Wed, 7 Jan 2004 00:26:40 -0600
That is GREAT Manuel.  I'll definitely use it. THANKS!

-----Original Message-----
From: Manuel Kasper [mailto:mk at neon1 dot net] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 1:43 PM
To: Michael Iedema
Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] IP Phone / Traffic Shaping Question

On 06.01.2004, at 20:17, Michael Iedema wrote:

> will probably go to crap.  now m0n0wall has a traffic shaper that can
> fix this, but my question is can a traffic shaper rule be 
> demand-based?  can
> 90k of upstream traffic be reserved only when a phone call is 
> happening and
> not fulltime?  just wondering.

A new release of m0n0wall with a completely revamped traffic shaper 
that makes most of the power of dummynet available through the webGUI 
will be released later this week. The shaper has been split up to 
provide separate lists for rules, pipes and queues, where each rule can 
be associated with either a pipe or a queue.

I guess you could solve this problem for the upstream by making two 
queues linked to the same pipe (and set the pipe's bandwidth to 
something slightly below the effective upstream throughput to bring the 
queue into m0n0wall instead of the router), but with different weights, 
and then have traffic from that IP phone go to the queue with the 
higher weight, while everything else goes to the other queue. That 
doesn't work very well with downstream traffic, though, as you have no 
control over the order in which packets come in from your ISP.

- Manuel


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