Re: Bringing this back on topic…

Forums Network Management ZeroShell Slowing down p2p traffic with L7 or other methods Re: Bringing this back on topic…


This older discussion brings up a question on throttling in general.

If P2P software insists on being all cloak-and-dagger-y to evade Layer 7 filters, how about throttling based on source IP instead? “Well my son/daughter, if you insist on running BitTorrent you can suffer with dial-up speeds for everything. And that includes YouTube.”

Yes this is me being the evil ISP. Too bad: This is my network.

The trick would be finding out where the threshold is. Streaming a YouTube video at 1080p 60fps or watching some 2 hour movie in HD on Netflix would ideally not trip the throttle. And if that means P2P would throttle itself in order to avoid tripping the router throttle, then I’ve succeeded.

How would I go about this in ZS 3?