Subject: Re: 'best' way to control traffic volume through a NetBSD box?
To: Carl Brewer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/16/2003 22:41:34
On Wed, May 14, 2003 at 11:45:59AM +1000, Carl Brewer wrote:
> I'm trying to work out the best way to throttle a
> network through a NetBSD router/firewall, and
> am not sure of what's available to do this, and am
> wondering if the list can help?
> I've got a firewall/router doing PPPoE over a DSL
> link, with two networks behind the firewall :
> ugly ASCII diagram follows :
> Internet ---- PPPoE ---- NetBSD box ---- Network A
> Network B
> I want to be able to monitor network B, and when it
> reaches a certain amount of traffic over a predetermined
> period (1 month in this case) throttle it down to
> 56k or thereabouts (some arbitary speed) for its link out
> through the DSL line. The firewall/router is also doing
> NAT, as nets A & B are RFC 1918 addresses. Nets A & B are
> 10 or 100 Mb/s ethernet.
> I was thinking of using IPF's "count" and a cronjob to
> keep track of the traffic.
> Is ALTQ good for this sort of throttling or do I need to look at some
> other utility?
Altq is OK for this
Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference