This article shows you how to apply a Traffic Shaping policy to give a user priority with 512 KBps of limited bandwidth at all times.
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The primary objective of Traffic Shaping policies is to manage and distribute total bandwidth according to parameters such as user, firewall, web category, or application. Traffic Shaping policy allocates and limits the maximum bandwidth usage of the user and controls web and network traffic.
Bandwidth is the amount of data passing through media over a period of time and is measured in terms of kilobytes per second (KBps) or kilobits per second (kbits) (1 Byte = 8 bits).
You can define Traffic Shaping policy for:
Use this option to set the bandwidth priority. The Priority setting is from 0 (highest) to 7 (lowest):
NOTE: By default, priority is given to real time traffic. To change this, go to System > System Services > Traffic Shaping Settings.
Individual - Allocated bandwidth is for the particular User/Rule/Web Category/Application only.
Shared - Allocated bandwidth is shared among all the Users/Rules/Web Categories/Applications who have been assigned this policy.
You have now successfully configured the user John Smith to have 512 KBps of bandwidth at all times.
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