What is Packet Shaping?

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What is Packet Shaping?

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Packet shaping is simply the control of network traffic. Purpose The purpose of a packet shaper is to optimize or guarantee performance, lower latency, or to increase bandwidth based upon packets meeting certain criteria. More In Detail Packet Shaping is an action set on packets, also called a Stream, or Flow. It imposes a delay on packets that are conforming to some type of predetermined constraint. How it can be used Packet (or traffic) shaping provides a means to control the volume of traffic being sent into a network in a specified period, or by the maximum rate that the traffic can be sent, which is called rate limiting. Traffic shaping is sometimes applied by traffic sources to ensure the traffic they send complies with a contract which may be enforced in the network by a policer. What’s a network policer? Implementation A traffic shaper works by delaying traffic such that each packet complies with the relevant traffic contract. Metered packets or cells are then stored in a FIFO

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Packet shaping, often known as traffic shaping or bandwidth throttling, is a method by which users of high bandwidth computer networks can monitor and control the flow of data into and out of the network portals. Computer packets are cells containing data to be sent via internet protocol over a designated computer network. Packet shaping will, ordinarily, involve delaying packet transmission over specific network band widths. This delay usually reduces latency, the time delay between when data is submitted into the network bandwidth and the time the data reaches the intended portal. This managed delay improves overall efficiency of the network and increases useable bandwidth. Bandwidth is the data capacity allowed by a computer system over a connection and is measured by the rate of bits received by a designated computer. Non-packet-supporting computers, such as ordinary point-to-point telecommunications links, transmit data via bytes, bits or characters alone. Data cells or packets mi

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I am sorry to ask because I’m not familiar with that term. How to do packet shaping? Thanks. BV ronnie sahlberg wrote: i could not find any duplicate packets in that trace so you dont have that particular issue. you do have a serious issue with packetloss and tcp retransmissions though. (select one of the retransmissions and select Statistics/tcpstreamgraph/stevens… see the almost parallell lines when the sequence number is increasing? this looks like what you have if you 1, have a duplex mismatch or 2, multilink but one link is silently dead or 3, you push a slow slow serial link such as gprs too hard If 3 is the case maybe you can enable some sort of flow control or packetshaping to reduce the pace at which you send data to eliminate overdriving the link and causing frameloss? On 6/7/06, Muzalina Zakaria wrote: > Hi, > > I have Zone Alarm (free version) on both server and client. All settings are > ok. > > On server, the network card is D-Link DFE-538TX 1

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Asked in Ahmedabad at 1:38 PM on October 08, 2008 Tags: packet, shaping

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Asked in Computers & Technology at 2:49 AM on September 03, 2008 Tags: packet, shaping

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