[Olsr-users] Rate limiting in olsr networks

aaron (spam-protected)
Thu Jul 3 21:42:38 CEST 2008

Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
>> So IMHO the rate limiting must follow somehow (any ideas out there?)
>> the actual netto transmittable rate.
> What I'm doing is simply to rate-limit the Internet gateways, and

*that* is probably a way for community wireless networks :)

> enforce per-source fairness on them.  The most economic way to do that
> is sbf (which I mentioned in a previous message), but if you have
> a lot of memory and CPU, then other techniques exist, such as sfq and
> of course naïve fair queueing.
> The point is that fairness is not a goal in itself.  The actual goal
> is to provide a satisfactory quality of service to all of your users,
> and assuming your network is not too badly congested, this can be done
> with just doing some moderate rate limiting at crucial points in the
> network, and only enforcing weak forms of fairness there.
> Our network is not usually congested, though, so I have little actual
> operational experience with that.  Aaron, we definitely need to have
> another couple beers together.
:) would love to.


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