ISP bandwidth/traffic shaper advice?
i work for a small ISP, and not too far from now, we are going to move
all our colo- and web-servers to another datacenter/colocator. when
doing this, i would like to add a traffic shaper to our configuration.
now, i'm not exactly what you would call a networking guru, so i find
this pretty difficult. i was searching for an easy-to-manage hardware
appliance, but not with much luck. i've heard suggestions to create a
'bridge' using either debian w/ qos or freebsd w/ dummynet. i would
prefer to do this with debian, because i know nothing of bsd, and do
practically everything with debian since it's my favorite dist. the
setup would be something like the following (we've got one routable IP
C-class, say 126.96.36.199/24):
colo internet connection
bandwidth shaping bridge
??? IP ???
| | | |
ourcolo1 ourcolo2 web1 web2 ..etc
188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168
there may be things missing from this nice ascii art.
if so, please let me know :-).
does anyone have any suggestions on how i should go about this? does it
matter what IP the bridge has? does anyone know of any good
documentation which covers this kind of setup, or what software i should
i would be forever grateful :-)