Balancing and prioritizing traffic with HFSC malfunctioning?



  • I don't know how to balance my traffic between p2p and websites.
    I want to use my bandwidth efficiently so if there is a spare speed I don't mind p2p using it but it seems the way my configuration is set up does not reflect the behavior of my network. Everything else seem to work fine: the games have low latency, VOIP works like a charm, pings are fine.
    In the attachments you can see my configuration:
    80% is a hard limit for p2p traffic on down link. Bandwidth % is set to 1, which to my understanding means that if the link is over-saturated p2p suppose to drop to 1%. It doesn't happen however. Once the p2p traffic reaches hard limit (80%) it does not give up the bandwidth in favor of http. If I'm playing with the hard limit the changes are taking place: setting it up to 10% let's say will result in p2p never reaching 1Mb/s on my down link.

    So in other words once I have 2 concurrent types of traffic - http and p2p - and I set them the way that bandwidth for http is 75% of my down link and p2p 1% (with 80% upper limit) somehow p2p is taking all the bandwidth up to a upper limit which is 80%.

    Changing values in "real time" tab of service curve in qOthersDownH to 4Mb does not make any difference.

    I hope I made myself clear enough and not painful to digest.
    Any input is highly appreciated.


    ![general HFSC.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/general HFSC.jpg)
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    ![p2p download.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/p2p download.jpg)
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    ![http download.jpg](/public/imported_attachments/1/http download.jpg)
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  • First: You must have pf 1.2.3 Final Realease - not 1.2.2!
    Second: Use Traffic Shaper wizard again and then delete(disable) unused rules. Don't check "Random Early Detection In and Out". Settings created by Wizard's are TRUE . Don't change their unnecessarily. That's all.


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