traffic shaping - limiter - unmasked
Trying to understand the literature on traffic shaping for pfsense....
"Conceptually, consider a limiter as a bucket of bandwidth. All traffic flowing through an unmasked limiter draws bandwidth from the same bucket. Masking a limiter effectively sets up multiple buckets of the same size, one per masked group. Whether that is a single host or an entire network depends on the mask value."
So if you have a limiter, lets say 5Mbit/s. And it's unmasked. Does that mean if I apply this to a whole subnet, they have 5Mbit to share? Or does each IP address in that subnet have 5Mbit each?
Take a look further down on https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/trafficshaper/limiters.html#creating-limiters in the Creating section and it may describe it better. Masking to the IP creates one limit per IP and as I understand it masking to a subnet would create a bucket for that subnet to share. "When set to none, the limiter does not perform any masking. The pipe bandwidth will be applied to all traffic as a whole."