[talk] pfsense traffic shaping

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed Jul 16 14:24:21 EDT 2014

On 07/16/14 08:04, Marco Scoffier wrote:
> Has anyone set up a pfsense router or bridge for traffic shaping for
> testing different network environments ? Simulate slower connections,
> noisy connections, dropped packets etc.
> Any tips ? Preferred setups ?

never done this with pfsense - but i do make extensive use of
dummynet(4) in my lab environment here.

I've setup a freebsd box as a router/packet-filter between two subnets
and used various dummynet knobs to simulate latency and packet loss like
one would see on the internet.  this has been very useful and actually
pretty easy to manage.

you could also setup your dummynet box as a bridge as well to negate the
overhead of vlan/subnet traversals - but i have not had that requirement
yet in my environment.


Pete Wright
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