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Re: [Shorewall-users] Dynamic traffic shaping for multiple IP's

From: Tom Eastep <teastep_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Jan 18 2012 - 16:39:30 GMT

On 01/18/2012 05:20 AM, Danie Marais wrote:
> I use Shorewall for a 20-person office and want to do the following on a (say) 1000kbit line:
> - If only one person is downloading data, give him the full 1000kbit.
> - If two are downloading, give each 500kbit
> - If three then 333kbit each etc.
> - However, if two are downloading and one is only using 100kbit, give the other one 900kbit.
> I know the above is oversimplified but it explains the main idea. I've looked at Per IP traffic shaping but I'm not sure if it will do the above. The idea is that no-one can ever monopolize the bandwidth but if there is nothing happening on the line then one person can get (almost) all the bandwidth.
> The same should be done for uploads too.
> Any suggestions or pointers in the right direction will be highly appreciated.

Just configure simple traffic shaping as described at

-- Tom Eastep \ When I die, I want to go like my Grandfather who Shoreline, \ died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like Washington, USA \ all of the passengers in his car \________________________________________________

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