Traffic Shapping

Jeremy Porter jerry at
Fri Apr 24 16:24:29 UTC 1998

Sure we do it all the time.  There are CPU limitations on the
amount of total traffic that can be pushed through a router that
is traffic shaping.  I'm assuming because all the shaped traffic is
process switched.  Also you will probably want to dedicate a router
to it.

Typically these are only useful near the customer connection, as
you can really only shape outbound packets.  (unless you
traffic shape at your boarders, and have a "large" network, you've
already paid for the traffic by the time you discard it.)

In message <072601bd6f12$b4f15050$3b8d2dc7 at>, "Natambu Oble
ton" writes:
>Has anyone here successfully implement the traffic shaping option on a Cisco
>Natambu Obleton - Network Administrator - Frontier Internet Inc.
>970 385 4177 - fax: 970 385 6745 -
>777 Main St. - Suite #201 - Durango - Colorado - 81301 - USA

Jeremy Porter, Freeside Communications, Inc.      jerry at
PO BOX 80315 Austin, Tx 78708  | 512-458-9810

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