Dennis Wallberg wrote:
> I was not saying that inbound traffic shaping did not work just that it
> is not sane to use inbound shaping when you have a xDSL/cable I-net
> connection. The reason is simple, you donít have anything to do with
> your inbound traffic unless you are ISP... limiting inbound traffic will
> not achieve anything unless you have control of the edge routers which
> you normally donít.
Unless... [wait for it]...
Your ISP charges you if your bandwidth usage goes above some
threshold. For example, AT&T sells bandwidth in their co-lo center in
1 Mbps increments. We're buying 2 Mbps in and out. They keep a
sliding 5 minute accounting window, and if 95% of our traffic exceeds
2 Mbps during that 5 minutes, we get hit with a serious penalty.
Inbound shaping prevents that from happening. We up our purchased
bandwidth (and the m0n0wall pipe size) when the customers get too
Chad R. Larson (CRL22) chad at eldocomp dot com
Eldorado Computing, Inc. 602-604-3100
5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3228
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