RE: Traffic Shapping

: >Can you please specify what platform that you are using? any why
: >you like to do the traffic shaping on the Ethernet which is
: >suppositly 10 Mbps?
: He may well want to shape on an ethernet where he has multiple
: customer machines that are each paying for different amounts of bandwidth.
: Shaping a-la cisco is uni-directional out on an interface, and so
: poorly answers many needs.

Xedia Corporation makes a nifty device specifically for IP traffic
shaping. It seems fairly well evolved, and can act as a bridge or a
router, though it's definitely built for the edges of a network.

(I'm not affiliated with Xedia; just played with their product.)

Network World recently reviewed the major shaper products. Packeteer came
out on top. Ive used it for about 6-months and its never rebooted or had a
problem. Nice to be able to controll your bandwidth for collocation
customers, etc.. which is all I use it for, but its got a ton of other
features. Such as serving up diffrent web pages depending on the speed of
the incoming request (modem customers get one set and 64K and higher a