[CentOS] Traffic shaping on CentOS

Emmanuel Noobadmin centos.admin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 07:20:11 EDT 2010

On 9/10/10, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
>   On 09/09/10 8:51 PM, Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
>> So I'm wondering is tc the current and recommended method for traffic
>> shaping on CentOS or is there some newer method that has superceded
>> it?
> welcome to the truly absymal state of linux documentation.   the TLDP
> site should be slammed off the net entirely and nuked, 12 year old
> HOWTO's talking about patches to 2.3.test aren't doing anyone any favors.

To be fair, what's on it still works, at least as far as I could tell.
Just that I get quite uncomfortable not knowing what/why am I seeing
errors when I use tc to display the qdisc stats and I don't know if
just doing a filter match on dport 80 is enough or should I use the
often found method of marking in iptables and filtering on the mark.

> put a pfsense based router on your network border, and use that to do
> the shaping  :deal:

Actually using pfsense was my original intention after reading up on
some past discussion here. Except I didn't realize I couldn't run
pfsense on top of a normal CentOS distribution and I don't have the
option of putting another machine in that particular setup for a
dedicated router/firewall box.

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