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Message from peter.charbonneau@williams.edu

First, to any of the non-EDU "lurkers" out there, I don't want to buy/purchase a solution ... I have an old packeteer; it was the 2nd shaping appliance I ever purchased, and worked great for a couple of years. I'm NOT going to get into why it was decommissioned, but it was. My question is this ... A local high school need a bandwidth shaper of some sort. This device (donated) might just do the trick, but obviously it's only as good as it's code base/signatures. Are there any packeteer archive sites out there that might have a somewhat reasonably new (a few years old vs 8-10 years old) code cache and signatures? Is there an open-source shaping product that would work for a 10Mbps internet link? Other low cost (or no cost) ideas? PeteC Peter Charbonneau Sr. Network and Systems Administrator Williams College (413) 597-3408 (office) (413) 822-2922 (cell) OIT will NEVER ask for your password! ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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Message from jeremy@evilrouters.net

* Peter Charbonneau wrote: > Is there an open-source shaping product that would work for a 10Mbps > internet link? > > Other low cost (or no cost) ideas? pfSense. -- Jeremy L. Gaddis ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Message from ahockett@warnerpacific.edu

Peter, I just took out our Packeteer system for our employees and I had a lot of conversations with Bluecoat on if there was any updates that they had for the older unit and they don't even have any documentation for it any longer which is awesome unto itself. The problem with it (as you pointed out) is that the Application 7+ shaping is so grossly outdated that it really doesn't do any good. As Jeremy said, pfSense is a good alternative or Untangled as well. Best of luck. -Aaron
I second that, pfSense 2.0 comes with many improvements to the traffic shaper.  Also, a support contract is inexpensive if you need configuration or troubleshooting assistance.  Give me a call if you want to talk about hardware sizing but 10mb/s could be handled with just about anything you have laying around.  

Ian Bergeron

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