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Re: Traffic Shapping

  • From: Jim Browne
  • Date: Fri Apr 24 13:37:05 1998

At 10:52 -0600 4/24/98, Natambu Obleton wrote:
>I am looking to do the shaping on Ethernet Interfaces for a large fiber
>plant. I have been looking the solution by Aponet. Anyone out there used it?
>I believe it is what above.net uses.

I've been using them for quite some time (~ 1 year?).  Aponet was slammed
by NetworkWorld recently.  The strange thing is I have never seen the
problems the reviewer in NW mentioned.  We regularly pump > 7Mbps through
their 10Mbps box and have started stress testing the 100Mbps box.  The
primary shortcoming I see with Aponet's solution is the lack of
prioritization or limitation by port number or protocol.  Aponet assures me
they are currently working on a new release that includes such
functionality.

In the interest of full disclosure, I did hang out at Aponet's Spring
ISPCon booth and helped them (for free) with a technical presentation.
Other than that, I'm just one of their customers.


Jim Browne                                                jbrowne@jbrowne.com
         "Lesson: PC's have a `keyboard lock' switch, and it works."
   - Kevin Brick, after RMA'ing a motherboard with a "bad keyboard connector"






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