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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  Andrew Silver Blade Greenwood <m0n0wall at silverblade dot co dot uk>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Help with Traffic Shaping
 Date:  Wed, 1 Feb 2006 10:45:59 +0500
On 2/1/06, Andrew Silver Blade Greenwood <m0n0wall at silverblade dot co dot uk> wrote:
> I still can't get my head around traffic shaping.
>
> I know there's a "magic shaper wizard" but I prefer to do things myself,
> primarily because then I'll learn something and also everything's then
> tailored to my own needs.
>
> So far, I've followed what the magic shaper wizard does, and made a few
> queues for WAN upstream and downstream. There's an upstream pipe, and a
> downstream pipe.
>
> My initial desire is to restrict the amount of upstream BitTorrent uses
> (not because I wish to be selfish - otherwise I'd just not share
> anything at all - but because everything else seems to choke if there's
> no upstream available) and also put all BitTorrent traffic in the
> background.
>
> I'd also like to take the recommendation I read somewhere, whereby ACK
> packets are given the highest weight.
>
> For BitTorrent, is the port being connected to *always* within the range
> the user specifies (usually 5881 or something to 5889 or something)? If
> not, I'd assume it'd be difficult to shape?
>
> For ACK packets, it would be sufficient to juts put this on the WAN
> interface, yes? Or is it necessary to do this for LAN, too?
>
> Alternatively, if anyone has a good tutorial on shaping, especially with
> m0n0wall, please let me know.
>
>
> Andrew
>
The m0n0wall Traffic Shaper (as far as I can grok it) by  Adam
Nellemann  http://wiki.m0n0.ch/wikka.php?wakka=TrafficShaperHowTO

sai