Chapter 7. Traffic Shaping with Queues and Priorities

Traffic Shaping with Queues and Priorities

In this chapter, we look at how to use traffic shaping to allocate bandwidth resources efficiently and according to a specified policy. If the term traffic shaping seems unfamiliar, rest assured it means what you think it means: that you’ll be altering the way your network allocates resources in order to satisfy the requirements of your users and their applications. With a proper understanding of your network traffic and the applications and users that generate it, you can, in fact, go quite a bit of distance toward “bigger, better, faster, more” just by optimizing your network for the traffic ...

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