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 From:  "Mitch \(WebCob\)" <mitch at webcob dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] bandwidth limiting
 Date:  Tue, 11 May 2004 09:03:54 -0700
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mine GO BOOM [mailto:mgb at minegoboom dot com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 8:40 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] bandwidth limiting
>
>
> This man is true. With the TCP/IP protocol, the sender won't keep
> sending as much packets as it can. It will only send a few, and wait for
> the ACKs to come back. If you limit your T1 connect down to a 128k
> bandwidth pipe via m0n0wall, the sender will sense the speed of this
> client and only send as much data as the user can receive at a time.

Anyone ever seen a good example of asymetric shaping?

For example, using an ADSL line, Max upstream is only 640kb but download can
be 2.5Mb or 4.0Mb...

A simple limiter based on download bandwidth can still allow saturation of
upload bandwidth causing lost packets and other problems - right? It would
seem that you'd want to limit both ways - wonder how to best limit them
differently...

m/