I have T1 link that is always over utilized. We have implemented a rate-limit on the interface. We want to limit the traffic for Lotus notes during business hours then let it use all the bandwidth after office hours.
Here is my config
rate-limit output access-group 187 256000 96000 192000 conform-action transmit exceed-action drop
access-list 187 permit tcp any 10.95.0.0 0.0.255.255 eq 1352 time-range limit-lono
periodic weekdays 12:00 to 22:00
The rate-limit should work between 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM From Monday to Friday and the rate-limit will not take effect from 10:01 PM every night. I will be active again the next morning 12:00PM. Then it will be inactive from 10:01 PM Friday night till 11:59 AM on MOnday morning.
When I do show access-list 187 after 10:00PM
sh access-list 187
Extended IP access list 187
10 permit tcp any 10.95.0.0 0.0.255.255 eq 1352 time-range limit-lono (inactive) (59299139 matches)
I can see the ACL is inactive but the matches are still increasing, does this mean the rate-limit is still working?
During the so called inactive period of the rate-limit, When I remove the rate-limit config in the interface, the Lotus notes admin told us that he is receiving the Lotus notes traffic as per normal but when I put back the rate-limit config, he still receive the Lotus notes traffic but in the slower pace and it takes time. Does this mean my rate-limit is still working even though the time I set is inactive?
Appreciate any input you can give. Thanks in advance.