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 From:  Steve Yates <steve at teamITS dot com>
 To:  "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] How to set max overall bandwitdh limit with traffic shaper?
 Date:  Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:25:58 +0000
My apologies, I always forget this list sets the reply-to to be the sender not the list.  I'm
assuming you meant to reply here, as I did.  Shaping is a bit difficult to understand, IMO.  I have
these pages saved:


There are others you can find on Google including YouTube videos.  Pipes set the bandwidth limit so
if you put 20 people in the same 1 Mbps pipe they will compete over that 1 Mbps.  If you created
twenty 1 Mbps pipes, one per person, they would each be limited to that but in total six full speed
connections would max out your 6 Mbps connection.

Gold Dragon Inc. wrote on Tue, Aug 5 2014 at 10:03 am:

> Hi Steve
> Can you elaborate more on creating multiple pipes? To what I felt, it seemed
> the connection limit is multiplied rather than shared. For example:
>   If	Proto	Source	Destination	Target	Description
> WAN	*	*	VIP Speed	VIP with 6mbps
> WAN	*	*	*		Public Speed	Public with 1mbps
> After setting that, It seems that if 20 people joined as public, each will get max
> of 1Mbps instead of 1mbps divided by 20 people, thus the connection is
> slowing. Is something missing in my config maybe?
> After I kicked everyone out. The connection becomes fast again.
> Thank you
> -----Original Message----- From: Steve Yates [mailto:steve at teamITS dot com]
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 10:08 PM To: Gold Dragon Subject: RE:
> [m0n0wall] How to set max overall bandwitdh limit with traffic shaper?
> Gold Dragon wrote on Mon, Aug 4 2014 at 5:37 am:
>> In conjuction to the recent cable modem problem,  i applied traffic
>> shaper to my network. I set two pipes,  one public and one vip.
>> Public gets 1mbps, vip gets 6mbps, bit somehow today my traffic was
>> slow. After checking,  i have so many people connected to guest and
>> only my pc is registered for vip.
>> Does traffic shaper download limit 1mbps if for each user or it is a
>> pool of maximum 1mbps shared among all users connected to guest pipe?
> 	The pipe is shared, so it sounds like you would need multiple pipes.