bbc iplayer bandwidth limiting
I have been suffering terrible internet connectivity and after a log chat with my LEA and ISP it turns out that my bandwidth is being saturated with iplayer and streaming media requests. I am on a 10mb connection.
Unfortunatley/Fortunatley a significant number of teaching staff use IMDB iplayer and all number of other streaming media sites for legitimate use during lessons (especially music and media studies)
I have been using OpenBSD for some time and was thinking about using the inbuilt packet filter system "pf" to priortise and shape the traffic headed in and out of the internet connection.
the Plan is to use the ALTQ feature of "pf" to set all TCP traffic with a high priority and then to set HTTP IMAP POP etc with a higher priority using the CBQ method of queueing, and to also allow the HTTP que to "borrow upto 90% of the general TCP traffic queue when that que is under utilised.
If any of that makes sense to you and you have implimeneted such a system I would like to know of any pit falls that you may have encountered along the way !
I am still just planning the procedure but I can post updates is people are interested.