hold queue in and out

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Nov 7th, 2007

I am looking at a private line DS3 configuration and I notice that the serial interface is set as follows:

interface Serial1/0

ip address

encapsulation ppp

dsu bandwidth 44210

hold-queue 800 in

hold-queue 800 out

why would one decide to use hold-queue on a dedicated circuit?

I have this problem too.
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Paolo Bevilacqua Wed, 11/07/2007 - 09:55

To deal with traffic burst, so that the router will queue packets rather than dropping them.

800 for a DS3 seems reasonable, you can observe how much of that has been used, if ever, with "show interface".

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