My team manage a Telstra MPLS network with two "head offices" in regards to where the remote sites access services and pull data from.
We have outgoing shaping on the routers of these two sites main sites for every site so they do not try and pull too much traffic. The two main site routers aggregate shape average for a particular remote site equals roughly 80% of the remote sites bandwidth.
We also have outgoing shaping on the remote site routers so they do not send too much traffic.
This works quite well but we have a couple of small sites that hang off a larger site in that region so they are effectively accessing services from 3 different sites.
We are trying to work out the best way to shape traffic coming into each site and we are thinking we need to shape inbound traffic and we've been reading up on policing but aren't too sure if this is the best way. We'd like to shape inbound traffic so we don't have to allocate say a third of the bandwidth of the remote site to each of the sites that the remote site pull data from.
Even sites that only download from the head office have the ability to occasionally access a computer/server or another device off another remote site and potentially flood the link so it would be good to shape inbound traffic to prevent this.
Does anyone run a similar network and have been faced with this problem, how have you dealt with it?
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