PBR involves instructing your routers and switches to use some other method instead of the default Border Gateway Protocol BGP in order to select the adjacent network onto which it should forward data. On private networks, you have the option of specifying exact routes to a destination rather than letting the router work out the best path. You can also restrict the throughput of certain types of traffic and prioritize others through policy-based routing. Since Linux 2. The iproute2 utility offers much more sophisticated methods to direct certain traffic over specific routes and create dedicated paths to fast-track traffic from specific sources. If you find this strategy too complicated to implement, there are shortcuts that you can take to simplify traffic shaping.
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Linux has very advanced routing, filtering and traffic shaping options. This site pulls together information about the Linux ip and tc commands that are part of the iproute2 package that provide this power and flexibility. You can also read the manpages section to learn about individual tc and ip commands. The information on this site is current for networking in Linux 2. The pages of this site are also contained in a git repository so that others can contribute to the site.
See the Participate section for more details. Terrific work! If it were to be any more open, bits would fall out. A GIT tree of the original lartc.
If you made changes and want to contribute them, run 'git diff', and mail the output to lartc vger. Please make sure that you edit the. Like the Linux kernel, we have a list of tasks for fixing this site. If you have any expertise in any of these areas, please pitch in. It may still have some broken links. We'll fix them as we go.
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News Mailinglist Download Manpages Dive in! This site attempts to document how to configure and use these features. News lartc. Generated content i. HTML from Docbook still needs work, though. Bert Hubert has transferred ownership of the domain to Carl-Daniel Hailfinger. Everybody is invited to contribute to lartc.
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Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control