QoS questions and B/W data saving

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by skwf1985, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. skwf1985

    skwf1985 LI Guru Member

    Just some on the QoS settings:

    1) What exactly are the A-E classes? Is it like the Highest~Lowest but without prioritisation?
    2) If the the total of the classes' guranteed B/W adds to more then the line total what happens since it's possible to have eg High and Medium both with min of 100%.
    3) Even with no LAN connection set there's still a few LAN connections showing up on the tables.

    4) I'm using bogderpirat's per user traffic counter script to track users. Is it possible to save/reload this data like the the normal B/W data? I already have a CIFS set up for the B/W data and it's working great.

    Just switched from HyperWRT 15c last week and I must say this thing is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of traffic management. With bogderpirat's script you can even run a small ISP in an apartment!
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    I can help with 1 and 2, at least...

    1) A-E are "additional" classifications, all lower than "Lowest", in descending order of priority. So, the order of QoS classification (in descending order of priority) is:

    Class A
    Class B
    Class C
    Class D
    Class E

    2) Actually, you normally want this. This simply means that priority rules will take precedence over hard limits. If you have two priorities active, say "Medium" and "Low", and "Low" takes no more than 50% of your bandwidth, this means you are actually wasting bandwidth when there is nothing being sent out on "Medium".

    QoS priority rules PRIORITIZE bandwidth. The "Percentages" RESERVE bandwidth. If you "over-reserve" bandwidth, then Tomato will simply fall back on priority.

    Personally, I have each and every priority set to start at 0% and max at 100%, meaning that my "Class E" services can take up 100% of the bandwidth, provided nothing more important is happening at the time. This means that I am consistently using 100% of my upstream bandwidth, but that the lower-priority stuff gets throttled down when a higher-priority service wants the bandwidth.
  3. skwf1985

    skwf1985 LI Guru Member

    Thanks for that, I was actually using a few of the A-E's and setting them each to a user so I can see who is using what. Guess I need to stop doing that.

    One more question, is there a limit to the keyword ban list in restrictions? I'm thinking about transfering my HOST file banlist to the router but I'm worried it might overload it. List isn't very long at about 300 sites.
  4. Odin-60

    Odin-60 LI Guru Member

    I suppose these are the connections between the computer and the router;
    without these, the tables would not show up :wink:
    Furthermore, there may be inactive connections that have not yet reached
    the time-out condition.
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