[SWLUG] firewall bandwith shaping

bascule asura at theexcession.co.uk
Wed May 2 16:24:15 UTC 2012

with my ipcop firewall hardware apparently failing this isn't a bad time to 
address an idea i've been mulling for some time.
later in the year virgin (censoring bastards) will be trebling my speed and i 
thought that since i'm happy with my current speed i'd let my house mates 
connect wirelessly through the firewall, however i'm keen to ensure that i 
still get the full 10mbs i currently get no matter what the others may be 
doing and also that no matter what i might do they get some minimum like 2 mbs 
so that i don't get frequent complaints :)

i believe that this is called bandwith shaping but i'm not sure what 
firewall/router software i should look at for this.
i'm open to suggestions, as far as i can see ipcop only allows to throttle for 
certain activity not guarantee bandwith.

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable 
end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small 
unregarded yellow sun. "

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