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traffic shaper

A traffic shaper is a hardware component that is used in wide- area networks and dynamically provides bandwidth to the user according to the traffic volume.

Traffic shaping involves adjusting the parameters of the traffic characteristics on the wide-area network.

Traffic shaper in the corporate network

Traffic shaper in the corporate network

Traffic shapers process the packet stream using a shaping algorithm. Common methods include TCP Rate Control, Class-Based Queuing( CBQ), Stream Based Shaping, Weighted Fair Queuing(WFQ) and Adaptive Weighted Fair Queuing( AWFQ). All algorithms use WAN parameters as a basis for calculation, such as line speed or error rate.

Englisch: traffic shaper
Updated at: 29.10.2018
#Words: 94
Links: traffic, hardware (HW), area, bandwidth (BW), user
Translations: DE

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