[CentOS] Traffic shaping on CentOS

Fri Sep 10 11:21:35 UTC 2010
Bob McConnell <rmcconne at lightlink.com>

Emmanuel Noobadmin wrote:
> I've been trying to do traffic shaping on one of my public servers and
> after reading up, it seems like the way to do so is via tc/htb.
> However, most of the documentation seems at least half a decade old
> with nothing new recently.
> Furthermore, trying to get documentation on tc filters turned up a
> blank. man tc refers to a tc-filters (8) but trying to man that gives
> a no such page/section error. Googling on this seems to imply that the
> documentation was never created. The author also seems to have stop
> updating his blog/company site since 2007 based on the last login date
> on netherlabs.nl
> 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 shaping on CentOS or is there some newer method that has superceded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?

I use DummyNet[1] for any traffic shaping and bottleneck testing I need. 
It is distributed as part of the FreeBSD system, although you may need 
to recompiled the kernel to enable it.

Bob McConnell

[1] <http://info.iet.unipi.it/~luigi/dummynet/>