I am working on setting up a router/server running Debian Squeeze. I have had a lot to learn and have managed to understand iptables and have mostly set up filtering. Now I would like to set up traffic control. I have been reading documentation and have been looking for an eth0 ingress way to delay packets in order to control download bandwidth, but maybe ingress shaping is not a viable solution. Perhaps it is the ACKs that I need to shape instead: delay the outgoing ACKs to control downloads and delay the outgoing data to control the uploads. Will that work? The router uses NAT and has the following interfaces: - eth0 (WAN) - eth1, eth2, eth3 (ethernet LAN) - wlan0 (wireless LAN) * br0 bridges eth1, eth2, eth3, wlan0 (I do not have the wireless hardware yet; I hope wlan0 will work in the bridge without problems.) The bandwidth will ideally be separated into 4 groups: - local (router) - ethernat LAN (eth1, eth2, eth3) - wireless LAN, known MAC addresses - wireless LAN, unknown MAC addresses Each group gets a part of the bandwidth and a priority for borrowing. Can I use iptables to mark/classify packets into these groups? Thanks lots for your help.
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