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Shaping & Capping?

By catsforus ·
I would like to learn more about shaping and capping on an ADSL link. How is this done, what is the difference between shaping and capping? If any one can shed some light on this or direct me to a site that has this type of information it would be appreciated.

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Check out Packeteer

by ken In reply to Shaping & Capping?


Excellent product for shaping your traffic.

It break downs traffic to layer 7 so it can identify Streaming audio/video over port 80. Then you can limit amount it can use and/or burst up to. Colleges love this device.

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by ozi Eagle In reply to Shaping & Capping?

As I understand it, capping is to limit the amount of data you can transfer over the link, you may be cut off or slugged for the extra.

Shaping is dropping you back to dial up speeds, after you have exceed you limit.

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