What vexes VoIP users? - Bufferbloat

Robert E. Seastrom rs at seastrom.com
Wed Mar 9 03:37:43 CST 2011

Jim Gettys <jg at freedesktop.org> writes:

> Now that I have mitigated the bufferbloat disaster in my home cable
> service via bandwidth shaping, Skype works sooo much better for
> me. This is what devices such as Ooma are doing.  Unfortunately, it
> means you have to defeat features such as Comcast's PowerBoost.

Actually not...  if your queueing scheme is smart enough to stay one
step ahead of PowerBoost it works fine.


I run flashrd/OpenBSD 4.8 on an ALIX 2D3.  Love it.


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