Re: [NTISP] Bandwidth management

Carlo Gibertini ( )
Thu, 09 Dec 1999 11:20:14 -0200

Linux can do that to. Bandwidth manegement is built in the kernel.

Chazakis Ioannis wrote:

> If your router supports it (i.e. cisco routers with the latest IOS) you can
> do traffic shaping.
> Using that you can specify how much bandwidth is available to a segment
> coming in from either a lan or wan port.
> You can also assign priority groups, which are lists defining preference of
> a source / protocol over other sources / protocols.
> Other solutions include connecting the two lans with HDSL modems and then
> playing with the modem speed, or going for a traffic shaper/bandwidth
> manager solution.
> By my own experience hardware solutions seem to function better, if you can
> justify their cost.
> Chazakis Ioannis
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of David Payer
> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 1999 4:14 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [NTISP] Bandwidth management
> >We want to offer internet access to offices in the same building as ours.
> >
> >How do we limit their bandwidth if they connec via Ethernet cable ?
> >
> >Will FloodGate-1 do the job ? Or can the main router (the one connected to
> >the internet) do the job of limiting bandwidth based on source IP addresses
> >?
> You didn't mention your router but I sense that approach is a bit difficult.
> There is a product by that manages bandwidth. I have not used
> it but it looks very interesting.
> David Payer
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