P2P Shaping



  • Hello

    I was wondering if there are any good guides for P2P shaping on new Pfsense 2.3? Can anyone give some guidance on how to limit p2p traffic on a 10M line? I want youtube from several pc's to have priority over p2p traffic. If you have some good guides please share. So far I am using PRIQ. I find that you cant configure sub queue's only the main queue where the bandiwdth is set to 10M.

    Thanks in advance



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    1. Prioritizing is the wrong way to think about shaping
    2. Shape the bandwidth. Decide how much bandwidth you want each class of traffic to have when your connection is fully loaded
    3. I recommend HFSC. Don't use "Real Time", just use "Bandwidth", and treat "Bandwidth" as your minimum bandwidth
    4. Make your default queue your "P2P" queue, then classify traffic out of the queue. Most P2P traffic is hard to classify and most high priority traffic is easy to classify.


  • @Harvy66:

    1. Prioritizing is the wrong way to think about shaping
    2. Shape the bandwidth. Decide how much bandwidth you want each class of traffic to have when your connection is fully loaded
    3. I recommend HFSC. Don't use "Real Time", just use "Bandwidth", and treat "Bandwidth" as your minimum bandwidth
    4. Make your default queue your "P2P" queue, then classify traffic out of the queue. Most P2P traffic is hard to classify and most high priority traffic is easy to classify.

    Hello Sir thanks for the reply, your comments have opened my eyes and given me a better idea. I will go about it, I have a few more questions if you could help. When I use the wizard, it asks me how much bandwidth in % I want to allocate to my P2P and I normally put 2%. Then I normally reconfigure it after I chose HFSC, but how do I put my P2P as my default? also in my any to any firewall rule under my WAN and LAN interface I put "qACK/qDefault" and WAN I used "none/qP2P". I did this- I wont lie because I am still new to pfsense and traffic shaping- because I looked around the site for some information.

    But when I do tests ( 2 laptops connecting to same vlan and running youtube on 480p while torrent is being downloaded) it seems
    the torrent still eats up a lot of Bandwidth. Am I doing something wrong?


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