[Gllug] Bandwidth shaping

Stephen Harker steve at pauken.co.uk
Wed Apr 3 14:02:13 UTC 2002

On Wed, 2002-04-03 at 11:34, Simon Wilcox wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> > I'm trying to get my head around bandwidth shaping.  It's really doing
> > my head in.
> [snip]
> > I don't think I'm the only one who has little interest in controlling
> > outbound bandwidth and lots of interest in ensuring I can still ssh
> > into my machine even though a big download is occurring.
> I'm not sure that inbound shaping will do what you want.
> If your box was flooded then it may be of use but the problem is probably
> in a saturated pipe. Restricting the traffic going into your box is likely
> to make a saturated pipe worse as upstream routers etc resend packets that
> your box has dropped.
> Somehow you need to persuade the upstream traffic to back off and not
> flood your pipe.  Until there is some sort of universal QoS standard that
> your ISP supports, you probably can't do this without their help.
> Having said all that, I have exactly the same desires so if I'm wrong I
> would be more than happy to be corrected !
> Simon.
How do those download managers like Gozilla and the Linux NT downloader
regulate their download speeds then? Is that further up the OSI layer
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