I'm faced with a problem that I'm sure many others have encountered, which is- How do I effectively manage inbound internet traffic?
The majority of our internet traffic is inbound and we routinely max out our download bandwidth. We never reach full utiliation outbound/upload bandwidth.
1. Queing is not configurable inbound on an interface, so this is not an option.
2. Products like PacketShaper can solve this problem, but is outside of our budget, so this is not an option.
3. Have the service provider mark the inbound traffic, and then apply a policing strategy, not prefferred/don't want service provider to have this control.
4. Create an artificial bottleneck on the LAN side of our internet router and introduce a packet shaping strategy (Got the idea from the following link: http://blog.ioshints.info/2009/03/rate-limiting-inbound-traffic-on-dsl.html)- This may be the best option.
5. Upgrade WAN bandwidth, outside of our budget, so this is not an option.
If someone has been faced with this problem will you kindly reply with how you reached a resolution? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.