Subject: prioritizing ACK's without ALTQ
To: None <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/08/2006 15:43:14

the most popular/basic traffic shaping application seems to be prioritizing
ACKS's (for asymetric network connections).  I haven't used ALTQ before, so
I don't know how hard/simple it is to implement this with ALTQ (or any
other traffic shaping tools), but could this feature be implemented
directly in the network stack, tunable with some sysctl?  That would be
very handy (i.e. only having to enable e.g. net.inet.tcp.prioritize_ack
instead of editing a config file and starting altq).  

Just an idea.  


PS: please CC me any replies, thanks.