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Re: ISP bandwidth/traffic shaper advice?

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 11:55:59 +0200, 
"R.M. Evers" <debian@hbh-it.nl> wrote in message 
<[🔎] 1066816558.11008.17.camel@ws2.hbh-it.net>:

> hi everyone,
> 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
>            colo internet connection
>                      |
>                      |
>            bandwidth shaping bridge
>                  ??? IP ???

..ip's are not needed here.  I use a 3'rd wire for config etc, with ip
etc inside my gateway.

>                      |
>                      |
>                    switch

..you _could_ stuff a pc box chock full of these 4-nic cards: 
...and make a throttling switch.

>                      |
>                      |
>     ---------------------------------------
>     |            |          |             |
>  ourcolo1     ourcolo2     web1          web2   ..etc
> 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 use?

.._I_ could use feedback and a web gui for this: 

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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