Subject: Re: Strange network problem with buffer space, huge lag, and so on
To: M Graff <>
From: Peter Postma <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/26/2006 09:13:03
On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 01:01:24AM -0500, M Graff wrote:
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> M Graff wrote:
> > I have tried this both with and without pf filtering and ALTQ queueing.
> >  I have to keep pf active, however, since it is needed for NAT.
> Turns out I'm wrong there; I must have forgotten to reload the pf rules...
> With altq enabled, and a single default queue:
> altq on vlan9 cbq bandwidth 1100Kb queue { def_vlan9, ftp_vlan9,
> udp_vlan9, http_vlan9, ssh_vlan9, icmp_vlan9 }
> queue def_vlan9 on vlan9 bandwidth 100% cbq(default borrow red)
> I get this strange behavior where I get no buffer space messages, and
> terrible performance -- transferring a file out gives me 20% of my
> outgoing line speed.
> With no altq in my pf.conf, I get no control over my outgoing traffic
> characteristics, but I also don't get any lost packets due to buffer
> space, and I get nearly wire-speed transfers.

Are you seeing this on -current with the new ALTQ (i.e. -current newer
than 20061012) ?

Peter Postma