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 From:  Chris Janvrin <chrisjanvrin at sellmytimesharenow dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Proper traffic shaping setup across two instances of m0n0wall?
 Date:  Fri, 03 Nov 2006 22:49:59 -0500
I don't mean to be a pest-just hoping that someone may have some input 
on this.
> First off, thanks for looking  :-)
>
> Our network topology has changed recently, and I'm looking for some 
> guidance on the best way to set up our traffic shaping rules across 
> two instances on m0n0 on two Soekris net4801 routers. Our current 
> setup looks like this:
>
> 4 bonded T1s (6.0Mbps total up/down) muxed together via an Adtran 924e 
> IAD
> Router1: Soekris net4801 w/lan1641 card for a total of 7 ports-running 
> m0n0 1.22
> -Internal subnet 192.168.1.0
> -VoIP gateway DMZ 192.168.2.0 (separate WAN IP routed via 1:1 NAT)
> -Stats server DMZ 192.168.3.0 (separate WAN IP routed via 1:1 NAT)
> -Admin subnet 192.168.4.0
>
> Router2: Soekris net4801 w/lan1641 card for a total of 7 ports-running 
> m0n0 1.22
> -WebServer DMZ 192.168.5.0 (separate WAN IP routed via 1:1 NAT)
> -WebServer2 DMZ 192.168.6.0 (separate WAN IP routed via 1:1 NAT)
>
> The way I have the traffic shaper set up currently Router1 is 
> allocated 2Mbps, and Router2 is allocated 4Mbps total bandwidth. What 
> we are finding during our testing is that Router2 needs more bandwidth 
> during peak usage periods. Ideally, Router2 could use another Mbit for 
> a total of 5Mbps. If I reconfigure the traffic shaper on Router2 for a 
> total of 5Mbps I will be taking needed bandwidth away from the stats 
> server and VoIP gateway on Router1.
>
> If it helps, the peak traffic periods of each Router are at different 
> times during the day. Aside from not using the traffic shaper at all 
> (or adding more T1s) is there any way that I can safely add pipe 
> limits to one Router without hurting the other one?
>
> Thanks in advance for any input available.
>
>
> Chris Janvrin
> Dover, NH USA
>
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