[Firehol-support] FireQOS: Min/Max guaranteed from ISP

Sim simvirus at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 11:27:37 GMT 2015

Hello Costa,

I was sure of this answer but I wanted to ask you this.

Right, with traffic shaping I will not be able to use the "remaining
part of bandwidth" not guaranteed.

Thanks again


2015-01-26 12:15 GMT+01:00 Tsaousis, Costa <costa at tsaousis.gr>:
> Hi Sim,
> You generally set the max guarranteed interface speed at the interface
> statement and at the classes you just commit some of this bandwidth to
> each. All classes will by default use all the available bandwidth up
> to interface max.
> Check the tutorial at https://github.com/ktsaou/firehol/wiki/FireQOS-Tutorial
> If you don't have a guarranteed rate interface though, traffic shaping
> cannot be achieved.
> For traffic shaping and policing to work, you have to have a
> guarranteed speed from your provider. This should be considered the
> max speed of the interface. Not the min.
> So, if you know your provider can always give you 5Mbps, you should
> set the interface max speed to 5Mbps.
> Of course, doing so, you will never use more than 5Mbps, but within
> these 5Mbps everything will be shapped according to your
> configuration.
> Costa

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