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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 shapers

in the enterprise network

in the enterprise 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 the line speed or the error rate.

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Updated at: 29.10.2018
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