Shaping on a large scale

bert hubert bert.hubert at
Fri Jan 30 17:56:39 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:25:49AM -0500, Scott Berkman wrote:

>  Also I'm not sure if someone has built this into any
> of the firewall specific linux distros yet, so you may want to explore
> those a little.

They have. Many Linux appliances come with a 'Linux Wonder Shaper' or an equivalent.

In general, the Linux packet shaping infrastructure is overly powerful, if
very weakly documented - despite the LARTC efforts.

I do have to add that shaping is rarely an exact science, and that achieving
very high accuracies may prove impossible on general (timer interrupt based)
hardware & operating systems.

Stochastic results will be good however.


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