Open source traffic shaper experiences? (was Re: looking for a review of traffic shapers)

Steve Atkins steve at
Tue Nov 25 17:45:02 UTC 2003

On Tue, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:38:01AM -0600, andrew at wrote:

> Note: delurk.
> Some of the commercial traffic shaping devices reviewed here are tens of 
> thousands of dollars.  For a smaller ISP (i.e. less than a DS3 of 
> aggregate upstream bandwidth), that kind of expense doesn't make sense--
> but the need to control bandwidth consumption is still an issue.
> Is anyone on the NANOG list aware of a disk-less Linux solution? One might
> imagine a Knoppix-like bootable CD image (perhaps CD-RW, so config files
> could be updated) that would turn an inexpensive Linux box into an
> effective traffic shaping device, using tools like CBQinit, MRTG/RRDTOOL,
> and a Webmin-like admin interface. The closest thing to this I've seen is
> ETINC's BWMGR, but that's a closed-source solution and is still somewhat
> expensive. perhaps? The full version is inexpensive,
the non-GUI version is freely available.


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