[CLUG-tech] traffic shaping

Deon Erasmus bisybackson at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 15:11:59 SAST 2006


On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 03:22:11PM +0200, Geoffrey Chisnall wrote:
> on another note...i would also love to know how the incoming traffic can 
> be setup using this.

You can't shape incoming traffic for the same reasons that you can't
control who drops mountains of junk mail in your mailbox. Controlling
incoming traffic is called policing, not shaping. You can use traffic
policing to "shape" incoming traffic by making use of flow control in
TCP/IP. By making the sender think you're dropping packets because
you're too busy to handle them, it will start sending you data at a
slower rate. See the lartc for details.

Regards
d



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