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Re: "Packet Shapers"
- From: Neil J. McRae
- Date: Thu Jul 30 16:00:35 1998
We [COLT Internet] are using the packeteer PS-4000 and it does
everything that the spec says we filled up a 100M ethernet with
several streams of data and it worked very well.
> I was wondering if anybody out there has had any experience with "Packet
> Shapers," which claim to be able to limit traffic to a particular host,
> host+port, or host+port+url without dropping packets. They apparently watch
> traffic flows and keep track of connections, then dink around with TCP
> window size information to slow traffic down if needed.
> The one we have been looking at is called "The Packeteer"
> (http://www.packeteer.com), but I have seen a few others (one of which had a
> really good picture of a pig in the ad).
> Do these things work as advertised? Is anybody actively using them inside
> their networks? I don't know enough down-and-dirty information about TCP to
> know if this should work, or if it's just a plastic shell filled with
> Thanks for any information. Email if you like, I will post a summary if
> people are interested.
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