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Traffic Limiting Scheme

Hi guys,

i want to implement some traffic limiting scheme as conclusion to my previous posted topic. I just want to clear things up which is more desirable to use, policing or shaping? I found out that policing drops packets unlike shaping. So which do you think is ideal to use. Im finalizing my setup now and will deploy it.

Thanks.

jeff

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Re: Traffic Limiting Scheme

Hello,

in short: policing drops, shaping queues packets.

Refering to your original post or describing your setup so far would really help a lot.

Regards, Martin

Purple

Re: Traffic Limiting Scheme

Jeff,

As I have followed your last post, let me respond as well.

Shaping buffers non-compliant packets to the extent possible with the amount of buffering available. If you are consistently sending packets at a higher rate than the shaping rate configured, you will eventually drop packets even if shaping. Policing drops non-compliant packets immediately - there is no buffering.

Overall, you will see better performance with shaping since you drop less packets overall by absorbing any temporary bursts.

Hope that helps - pls do remember to rate posts that help.

Paresh

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