Recently I’ve received numerous questions about the traffic shaping functionality of Cisco routers (and how it can be used to create artificial queues). Obviously it was time to write a long-overdue article on traffic shaping basics, the Cisco IOS algorithms and queuing structures.
Ivan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354, is the chief technology advisor for NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale data communications networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990. See his full profile, contact him or follow @ioshints on Twitter.