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Simple traffic shaping for BZ servers?

Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:31 pm
by larsl
I'm running two bzfs servers on a computer at home. I use the same internet connection to transfer files to/from school, friends computers and other servers. I'd like to make sure that the two bzfs servers always have a certain amount of bandwidth available, and that they don't get too large ping times, even when I use almost all my bandwidth for other things.

I've found the "Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO" at, but before I dive in I'd like to know if anyone else has a simple solution for this problem.

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:57 pm
by Chestal
I can't give you any specific advice. However, I played with some of the Linux traffix shaping/QoS features some time ago on my hom emachine (ADSLm 768/128kbit/s). I think I'm using the token bucket one (htb). I tried to give priority to ack packets and ssh while giving less to bulk traffic (for example P2P). It worked out satisfactory, but normally I don't use it these days. I also defined some rules for bzflag (client) and saw an improvement in lag. However, the results were not perfect, i.e. lag was still significantly larger than without any competing traffic.