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Re: shaping: dividing bandwidth between router & NAT hosts

Would you post a link to blog or something to share experience? I have
familiar situation with setting up a home network. So far only Samba...
> 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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