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Re: "Packet Shapers"
We [COLT Internet] are using the packeteer PS-4000 and it does everything that the spec says we filled up a 100M ethernet with several streams of data and it worked very well. Cheers, Neil. > > I was wondering if anybody out there has had any experience with "Packet > Shapers," which claim to be able to limit traffic to a particular host, > host+port, or host+port+url without dropping packets. They apparently watch > traffic flows and keep track of connections, then dink around with TCP > window size information to slow traffic down if needed. > > The one we have been looking at is called "The Packeteer" > (http://www.packeteer.com), but I have seen a few others (one of which had a > really good picture of a pig in the ad). > > Do these things work as advertised? Is anybody actively using them inside > their networks? I don't know enough down-and-dirty information about TCP to > know if this should work, or if it's just a plastic shell filled with > snake-oil... > > Thanks for any information. Email if you like, I will post a summary if > people are interested. > > ------Scott. > > -- Neil J. McRae. Alive and Kicking. Domino: In the glow of the night. [email protected] NetBSD/sparc: 100% SpF (Solaris protection Factor) Free the daemon in your <A HREF="http://www.NetBSD.ORG/">computer!</A>