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
>> 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.