On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 23:08:11 +0000, Chris Taylor <chris at x dash bb dot org> wrote:
>I'm wondering if someone can satisfy my curiosity here...
>1. If you were an ISP and you wanted a router to aggregate several
>hundred user's DSL connections together, would it be possible to use
>m0n0wall/BSD - with appropriately fast hardware and good GBit NICs - to
>act as a traffic shaper?
Yes your could. Attention would need to be paid to hardware and software
related uptime issues.
>2. Does anyone actually do this? Not m0n0wall necessarily, but using BSD
>for this kind of thing.
Many startup ISPs use BSD for just this sort of thing. I have also seen ISPs
that used Sun OS for similar functions.