We initially used m0n0wall for this reason in particular - the traffic
shaping, that is.
Just a forewarning though, a lot of people (especially *ahem*
management) think that the m0n0's traffic shaper will just cap all
traffic at the limit(s) you set, and that's it... but the rest of us all
know that this is impossible, so you will get spikes up to the maximum
you connection is capable of, then the next bit will be low, then high,
then low - it does level out if you're transferring a large amount of
data. M0n0wall is great for shaping the traffic to the speed you want,
but over an average time. Like I said, that's only a forewarning.
Also, you may want m0n0mon - the free monitoring tool, which puts a
little graph on your desktop and lets you know the traffic going in and
out of your m0n0wall.
Logsys Support, Leeds
+44 (0)113 384 0400 - ext 411
markj at logsysgroup dot com
From: Don Munyak [mailto:don dot munyak at gmail dot com]
Sent: 29 June 2006 22:10
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Fwd: [m0n0wall] Taffic Shapping Question
Many thanks Bryan & Michael