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qos on interface to wan - policing

Hi all

I have a 2 meg line to my HQ from a remote site, I have 3 servers that are utilising the full bandwidth of the connection,

I am going to police these to 1 Meg, and a small burst,

however I dont want the servers to be dropping too much traffic,

would it be benifical to configure WRED on the interface?

whats the best config i should use here ?


  • LAN Switching and Routing
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qos on interface to wan - policing


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I would suggest best config would more use some form of prioritization sharing rather than policing or WRED.  This assuming this is why you're concerned with your 3 servers using full bandwidth.

If the platform supports it, FQ would be a good place to start.

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qos on interface to wan - policing


I don't want to prioritise any traffic just police the ones that consume too much bandwidth, am I doing the right thing ?

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qos on interface to wan - policing

Hi Carl,

I would suggest looking at traffic shaping as opposed to policing on that interface. With policing you drop excess packets that exceed the commitment rate. With traffic shaping however, you buffer the packets in excess of the commitment rate. This essentially smooths traffic and controls bursts. Traffic shaping can introduce additional delay due to the buffering nature, however from the discription of the task, that doesn't sound like it would be an issue.