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 From:  sai <sonicsai at gmail dot com>
 To:  "Paul Crookes" <paul at bpnl dot co dot uk>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] traffic shaper
 Date:  Sat, 30 Dec 2006 10:47:44 +0500
On 12/30/06, Paul Crookes <paul at bpnl dot co dot uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just wondering if someone can help with setting up some traffic shaping
> rules. We have 5 vlans and want to share 1000k down and 500k up between
> them, equally on all protocols can someone give us some pointers?
> Thanks
> Paul

pipes give you a fixed bandwidth.
queues are components of pipes that can expand to use up available bw

with queues, any free bw is available for use by other queues, with
pipes any unused bw  is wasted

you can give each vlan a pipe , or you can give them queues.

which way do you want to go?