Configuring traffic-shaping (QoS, Quality of Service)

This recipe describes how to configure traffic-shaping in pfSense.

Getting ready

Traffic-shaping, also known as Quality of Service (QoS), is the prioritization and throttling of network packets. Prioritizing network packets gives certain types of traffic precedence over others. Throttling network packets sets limits to the amount of certain types of traffic for any given time. An administrator may want to prioritize VoIP packets over all others to ensure phone calls aren't dropped or interrupted due to high network traffic. Additionally, we may also want to limit VoIP throughput to 100Kbps. This is a fairly typical example of shaping VoIP traffic

In the following recipe, we will use pfSense to ...

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