Stephen Gran on 29 Dec 2008 11:47:02 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] regulating network traffic

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:26:36AM -0800, edmond rodriguez said:
> I'm fairly convinced that when it comes to incoming data, Qos does
> nothing really.

It does, you just have to think about it in the right frame of mind.
You can't control the speed at which another machine sends you packets
('downloading') but you can control the speed at which you emit packets
('uploading').  For a gateway machine, the way to control 'download'
speed is to throttle 'upload' bandwidth on the interface facing your 
LAN.  If you have it set in bridge mode, it may get more complicated in
terms of rulesets, but it should still be possible.

> I don't think the Qos stuff set in the router gets to propogate and be
> honored at my provider.  

Of course not, or you may set packet headers, but it's very unlikely
anyone outside of your network honors them.
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