Traffic Shapping

Ehab Hadi ehabh at
Sat Apr 25 05:03:28 UTC 1998

I think traffic shaping is very importent. I agree to the point
that the new traffic shaping approches tends to shape on near the
edges, but that would not prevent applying such approches in the
core especially if its an interprise net.
The shapping implemintation preferred to be implemented in switch
because the hardware is simply fast and efficient.
Would you please specify what kind of Cisco platform that you are 

Ehab Hadi
Northern Telecom.
Interprise Networking
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4H7

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>To: "Natambu Obleton" <no at>
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>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 
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