Req: Add hostnames in QOS rules

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by gregg098, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. gregg098

    gregg098 LI Guru Member

    Someone correct me if this is possible, but I havent been able to figure it out. I do a lot of Logmein sessions and Gmail video chats with my parents, and the same with my Wife and her parents. With both of these services, it seems to connect directly to the remote ip address on random ports. For my Tomato setup, the default classification is Lowest. Since the ports are random and both IPs are dynamic, there is no easy way that I know of to set QOS rules.

    What I would like to be able to do is to add a hostname in the QOS rules so that I could theoretically put in a dyndns address in and assign a higher priority. Even wildcards would be good too since the hostnames are always the same with the exception of the first few characters.

    Is this possible? If not, maybe something to look into sometime for a future build.

    Thanks for all the great work so far!
  2. az2008

    az2008 Addicted to LI Member

    Using a hostname would have helped me with something I was doing where a hardcoded IP address would have eventually broke (when the service provider changed it).

    Have you used Wireshark to trace the activity and see if it is identified as any common voice or video protocol? If it is, you could use Layer 7 to classify it.

    The only other thing I can think of is that you can specify both IP addresses and ports as a *range*. You might be able to make the QoS rule narrow enough by setting it to

    Protocol: UDP (assuming it's UDP, otherwise specify TCP).
    ports: 20000-30000

    It might take some time to identify the address and port ranges. At least Tomato makes it easy for you to see it in the QoS->charts and view details pages.

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