Traffic Shaping across VPN



  • Does the current stable release, 1.2.3 shape traffic across VPN tunnels? I have gone through the traffic shaper wizard and prioritized VOIP traffic. I then setup a IPsec site-to-site tunnel with a Sonicwall Pro 2040. I'm just not sure if it will prioritize traffic, and if so, if I need to (re)configure the traffic shaper to allow for it or if it's good to go by default with VPN tunnel traffic.



  • Well just to add I bought the book, pfSense, the definitive guide. Great book. Read it from cover to cover. It however does not answer my question.



  • So no one knows the answer to this question?



  • I thought the answered the same question somewhere else on this forum, but here goes: I am pretty sure that the shaper cannot prioritize stuff once it is inside the tunnel.



  • It is there just i am not sure you can do this from the GUI since i do not follow that much 1.2.3 branch lately.



  • @danswartz:

    I thought the answered the same question somewhere else on this forum, but here goes: I am pretty sure that the shaper cannot prioritize stuff once it is inside the tunnel.

    Technically though it should be prioritizing it AT the tunnel, like a WAN connection does right? Inside the tunnel is not important so long as it does it before it hits it. Again just as the traffic shaper does this with a WAN connection to the Internet, it has no control of what the data does beyond the interface, i.e. out to the Internet and to the destination, but only up to that point.

    I can't see why it isn't doing this now, unless there is something that IPsec-PPTP-OpenVPN(?) prevents it? That's why I asked originally.


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