Chapter 7. QUEUES, SHAPING, AND REDUNDANCY

QUEUES, SHAPING, AND REDUNDANCY

This chapter deals with two main topics, which taken either separately or together have the potential to radically transform your networking experience. The common theme in this chapter is managing resource availability. In the first part of the chapter we look at how to use the ALTQ traffic-shaping subsystem to allocate bandwidth resources efficiently and according to a specified policy. The second part of the chapter explores how to make sure your resources stay available by using the redundancy features offered by the CARP and pfsync protocols.

Directing Traffic with ALTQ

ALTQ, short for ALTernate Queuing ...

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