Shaping on a large scale

Colin Alston karnaugh at karnaugh.za.net
Sat Jan 31 02:53:59 CST 2009


On 2009/01/30 07:56 PM bert hubert wrote:
> In general, the Linux packet shaping infrastructure is overly powerful, if
> very weakly documented - despite the LARTC efforts.
> 

"Overly powerful" is a strong word. Sure it has countless poorly 
documented features, but then it fails at even the the most trivial 
task at shaping ingress without having to shape your other egress 
interface.

Essentially, you have to throw hardware at it.

FreeBSD notably has less of these problems, but neither are all that 
viable on large scale throughputs.




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