Chad R. Larson wrote:
>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
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OK Im with you.. but most home users with xDSL/Cable just want to
utilize the connection 100% and still be able to do some web-browsing
and mailing ;). This has been discussed since I first posted this and
people are saying that inbound shaping is acually working fine.. this I
persume has to do with how exaktly the shaper works, delaying ack's,
dropping packets with some RED algorithm or whatever. Peronally I have
not looked into this matter since Im happy with my outbound shaping and
dont want any loss of bandwith and/or extra delays =).