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 From:  LEE Tet Yoon <leety at ihug dot co dot nz>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Misunderstanding the QoS feature in m0n0
 Date:  Mon, 19 Mar 2007 21:15:09 +1200
At 08:51 p.m. 19/03/2007, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I'm not 100% sure about the conception I've of the QoS feature in
>m0n0. What I've seen is that a number of "pipes" of a specific
>bandwidth are defined, and some traffic is set to share that pipes,
>For example. Let's say I've a DSL connection, 1Mb download, 512
>upload. What I ideally would want to have is QoS for VoIP (I've a PBX
>in my network). So I want VoIP to always have priority in the network.
>But I do not want to "waste" bandwidth. For what I understand, the
>"pipe" is always reserved, and if VoIP is not being used, other
>traffic will not be able to use all the available bandwidth.
>Sorry if the explanation is a little confusing... What I mean is: Is
>for example my p2p client able to use all the available bandwidth (if
>no VoIP connection is alive), and in the moment that a VoIP call is
>being started "prioritize" the VoIP packets, so they arrive on time?
>Thank you very much.

If you just want to give priority you should use queues not pipes. Have you tried the magic shaper
wizard and then adapting the rules output to give priority to VoIP as well?