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Is there some advanced traffic shaping frontend for linux?

If you ever worked with Mikrotik routers, you probably got used to 'simple queuing', a very simply manageable list of IP->speed rules. I guess other router OSes have something similar, for those who ...
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Improving Skype quality

Every now and then I revisit the issue of shaping skype traffic. AFAIK Skype is notorious for ignoring most settings - incoming ports, proxies, etc so it is not possible to give special treatment to ...
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How can I do traffic shaping in Linux by IP?

We have a transparent proxy setup. I tried looking for traffic shaping in Linux, and all I could find online was to limit traffic by interface (eth0/eth1...). I need to limit the bandwidth (never ...
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How to prioritize openvpn traffic?

I have an openvpn server, with one network interface. VPN traffic is extremely slow. I tried to do traffic control with this configuration (currently): qdisc del dev eth0 root qdisc add dev eth0 root ...
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higher traffic priority for FPS game in Linux

Goal: when running a FPS game in Linux, automate the setup of higher priority for its network traffic I know such tasks are usually accomplished with a combination of iptables (to mark IP packets ...
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limit network bandwith for an ip

for a traffic management app i should limit bandwidth for clients ip addresses that for each ip there are different limit how can use tc-tbf for specific ip address or is any other solution?
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Applying a quota to network bandwidth (guarantee minimum throughput)

I have a 10Mb internet connection (via an ethernet cable) I have five servers that will use this internet connection. I want each server to be able to use as much bandwidth as possible when it is not ...
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Squid delay pools and multiple ACLs evaluation

I am testing squid 3.0 on a ubuntu amd64 box. I am facing a problem with the delay pool classes when I set the delay_access parameters with multiple ACLs. Have been going through the squid wiki and ...
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Throttle bandwidth via iptables

I have a need to throttle the bandwidth usage, similar to how some ISPs do it, so that after a couple of seconds, it throttles down the speed.
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Where does traffic shaping typically take place?

As part of upgrading our network infrastructure we are looking to traffic shape our bandwidth since we only have about 3Mb down / 1 Mb up. We're looking to prioritize it so that web browsing gets ...
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Generate a limited amount of random network traffic between 2 hosts

I'm trying to find a utility that will allow me to generate a constant flow of random network traffic at a specified rate between 2 hosts. The utility needs to run on Windows and OSX. I've tried iperf ...
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How can I rate limit/packet shape/traffic shape on Solaris

I have an TCP server application running on a Nexenta NCP 3 box. I would like to limit how much outgoing bandwidth it can use. Is it possible in Solaris to rate limit an application like I can in ...
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How much traffic a linux-based shaper would be able to chew

I have a linux based traffic shaper (iptables + tc htb policy). It works in bridge mode. Shapes traffic based on IPs and ports (there are about 100 rules in the "mangle" chain of iptables). Right now ...
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Slow down individual connections passing through a Linux router?

We have a Linux server acting as a router/firewall for our office. Occasionally someone will upload a large file that takes up all our bandwidth. I don't want to implement any complex rules or traffic ...
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bridge traffic limiting via tc

I have a Linux machine running as a bridge simulating various network conditions. I use tc for this. Introducing delays or packet loss is quite simple but I got into trouble trying to configure ...
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Troubleshooting iptables and configuring it to drop the priority of long-term connections

I'm somewhat familiar with the general concepts of iptables, and would like to learn it in more detail. I'm hoping that my learning experience can also be useful. The situation: I'm running dd-wrt ...
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Shaping outbound Traffic to Control Download Speeds with Linux

I have a situation where a server makes lots of requests from big webservers all at the same time. Currently, I have not control over the amount of requests or the rate of the requests from the ...
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Need solutions in sharing a 3Mb/768Kbps DSL line to 60+ users and faster bandwidth

Two parts. Part 1: We currently have 2 DSL Lines with 3Mb/768Kbps speeds load balanced for 60+ users. Accessing the Internet is borderline unusable. The simple solution would be to get a faster DSL ...
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traffic shaping with “netem delay” works ok, but limits upload bandwidth to 330KB/s. Why?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and the kernel 2.6 build-in NETEM tool to delay traffic. After I apply: tc qdisc add dev eth0 root netem delay 100ms The upload bandwidth can't go further than 330KB/s and I ...
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Limiting internet traffic per user/IP based on volume

I have a shared internet connection on my network which I currently manage using Smoothwall Express. I want to be able to allocate each of my housemates a certain amount of bandwidth per month. My ...
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Does anyone really understand how HFSC scheduling in Linux/BSD works?

I read the original SIGCOMM '97 PostScript paper about HFSC, it is very technically, but I understand the basic concept. Instead of giving a linear service curve (as with pretty much every other ...
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Sharing Bandwidth and Prioritizing Realtime Traffic via HTB, Which Scenario Works Better?

I would like to add some kind of traffic management to our Internet line. After reading a lot of documentation, I think HFSC is too complicated for me (I don't understand all the curves stuff, I'm ...
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Minimal rate and default class problem for HTB

I have some doubts about a HTB structure I'm using. My aim is to limit the download and upload speed of users in a local network. Each user of the network has a personal list of domains with a down ...
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What is the best solution for traffic control in a large system (ca. 2000 users)?

following situation: We're a group of students administering the internet connection for the local resident halls, with a total of about 2000 end users. We have a traffic point system, every MB down- ...
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Odd traffic behavior of statically entered mac addresses over cisco 3750 vlans

At my workplace we use cisco switches to a implement a custom traffic delivery mechanism at layer 2. Custom software puts specific destination macs on ethernet frames and vlans segregate the traffic ...
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IP Forwarding and traffic shaping

Is there any way to forward packets from network A to network B (just like a router) without changing source IP Address (and vice versa, from network B to network A) and also enforcing traffic shaping ...
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Dynamic traffic-shaping

I have a 64MB/s internet connection and it should be divided among 17 LANs with a priority. Any computer from any LAN should have a particular share from bandwidth (For example computers from LAN1 ...
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Limiting bandwidth dynamically in Squid

In fact my problem is with users who download large files from internet in my network. I have a Squid cache/proxy server in my network that is placed between my network and the Internet. I thought ...
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Traffic Shaping using tc

I have a 1.5 Mbit/s link that i want to share with 150 users. My setup is the following: Linux box with 3 NICs eth0 - public ip eth1 - subnet A - 50 users (static ips) eth2 - subnet B - 100 users ...
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maximum number of connections Squid

I have a Squid proxy server that controls all internet traffic for my network. I need a way to stop users from downloading big files (say >50MB) in my network. I banned some famous ports (e.g. ...
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How can I restrict downloads for specific users?

I am running an Active directory and I need to specifically restrict downloads to some users while being able to surf the web... Is there a tool to do this?
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FreeBSD Traffic Shaping

I'm trying to do traffic shaping with FreeBSD, here are my rules su-3.2# ipfw show | grep pipe 08380 1514852 125523804 pipe 1 tcp from any to any dst-port 80 su-3.2# ipfw pipe 1 show 00001: 2.000 ...
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Rate limiting an internet connection per user

I've got a friend who has a "rent-by-room" property and includes internet access as part of this. However some tenants are somewhat hogging the internet (i.e. constantly downloading). I was ...
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Linux traffic shaping using TC

My internet connection goes like this: Internet <-128kbps link-> Cisco Router (Public IP) <-LAN-> Linux router/server (Public IP) <-LAN-> Regular PCs (Public IPs) The Cisco router: the ...
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How should I set up a gateway to restrict internet traffic in a college dorm?

OK, like all college IT departments, we've been battling P2P abuse and trying to figure out how to effectively mitigate it's impact on our network infrastructure.... And then we find out TODAY that ...
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Packeteer Alternative [closed]

I have been tasked with starting to monitor and restrict our companies internet access. We have considered a Squid Proxy server but have decided we need something more robust then that. We would like ...
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Giving a priority of network traffic for one application over the other; in practice (windows)

Two applications perform network i/o concurrently. For instance, Firefox and Download Accelerator. The idea is to let serve the queue of packets of Firefox prior to serving those of Download ...
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How can I block LimeWire on my corporate network?

I need to block LimeWire on my corporate network for bandwidth reasons, I just need to know what ports need to be blocked at the firewall to prevent my users from accessing this. What ports should I ...
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Are there simpler ways to do traffic shaping in linux besides tc?

I read lartc but I don't feel I need such a complicated solution for simple needs. One of such simple use cases is to limit a specific process' available bandwidth, upstream or downstream. How can I ...
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Linux TC / Policy Routing tools

In addition to a really good firewall Linux has a builtin advanced routing and traffic shaping (lartc). There are many applications (firehol, firestarter, etc) to make the creation of iptables ...