[Firehol-support] FireQOS Use Case

Rudi ooly.me at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 13:02:01 BST 2015

Many thanks Phil, I'll be following up on your suggestions in the coming


On Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Phil Whineray <phil at sanewall.org> wrote:

> Hi Rudi
> Just having QOS running may do enough, depending on how strictly you
> want to control the limits. QOS will try to ensure fairness between
> connections in a class so if your 5 users all have similar usage
> patterns it will probably even out without worrying about destination.
> If you want to enforce strict boundaries but share the unused bandwidth
> as you described, then you need to classify the traffic by destination.
> Having NAT makes this more complicated but not impossible.
> On Sat, Aug 01, 2015 at 01:23:22PM +0800, Rudi wrote:
> > Is FireQOS suited to shape traffic for NAT'd users?
> Yes, see "Case 2" of this page for your options:
>   https://github.com/ktsaou/firehol/wiki/FireQOS-Use-Scenarios
> It should explain the options available. Where organisations are
> talked about, you can think of individual computers just as easily.
> > FireQOS is more to shape traffic only to/from the single user machine
> > correct?
> Not at all: it can be used that way but it's aimed at machines that
> route. I run it on OpenWRT connecting dual LANs to my ISP with both
> IPv4 and IPv6.
> Cheers
> Phil
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