Best way to do traffic shaping?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Mar 9 14:24:19 UTC 2008


(``-_-´´) -- Fernando wrote:

> resending to the list.
> 
> On Friday 07 March 2008 19:14:19 Sean Carolan wrote:
>> >  I need to limit my outgoing bw, so I dont affect other users and the
>> >  VOIP system. Can you help me?
>> 
>> Are you running a server on your workstation?
> 
> Workstation, my Laptop.
> 
> 
>> I'm not clear on why your upstream bandwidth use would be such a resource
>> hog.
> 
> Mostly sending heavy emails and rsync to Hardy isos.
> 
> 
>> Generally it's better to filter this sort of thing at your gateway
>> rather than on your own workstation...
> 
> In our company we have an Micro$oft ISA server limiting users to 20KB/s so
> that the VOIP aint affected.

Ack!!!  2OKB/s is frighteningly small.

>> we use a Linksys WRT54GL with dd-wrt firmware for this - it works like a
>> champ.
> 
> It would be quite hard to manage all 60 users permitions on a router,
> right?
 
Well, dd-wrt doesn't do anything you can't do on your own system, so it
isn't really necessary.  The handy part is that there's a simple web
interface to do what might take you a few hours to work out on your own
server.  
-- 
derek





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