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 From:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Traffic Shaping
 Date:  Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:10:56 -0400
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 8:28 PM, Paul Dugas <paul at dugasenterprises dot com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org> wrote:
>> Joey Morin wrote:
>>  Or, do I need to get the ISP to setup shaping rules on [Rtr1] to make this
>>> work?
>> You can do it all at your end.  You will need to set limits slightly below
>> your full bandwidth, but it will work fine.
> So, where can I learn more about the mechanism?  How does the local router
> influence how the remote router chooses one packet over another to stuff in
> the saturated link?

It doesn't. The shaper can queue things in such a way that it will
slow downloads because of TCP's congestion control mechanisms. If you
can queue on both ends though, that's preferable. Most of the time
that isn't an option.