Provided by: shorewall-common_4.0.12-1_all
tcdevices - Shorewall Traffic Shaping Devices file
Entries in this file define the bandwidth for interfaces on which you
want traffic shaping to be enabled.
If you do not plan to use traffic shaping for a device, don’t put it in
here as it limits the troughput of that device to the limits you set
A note on the bandwidth definitions used in this file:
· don’t use a space between the integer value and the unit: 30kbit is
valid while 30 kbit is not.
· you can use one of the following units:
kpbs Kilobytes per second.
mbps Megabytes per second.
kbit Kilobits per second.
mbit Megabits per second.
bps or number
Bytes per second.
· Only whole integers are allowed.
The columns in the file are as follows.
INTERFACE — interface
Name of interface. Each interface may be listed only once in
this file. You may NOT specify the name of an alias (e.g.,
eth0:0) here; see 〈http://www.shorewall.net/FAQ.htm#faq18〉
You may NOT specify wildcards here, e.g. if you have multiple
ppp interfaces, you need to put them all in here!
If the device doesn’t exist, a warning message will be issued
during "shorewall [re]start" and "shorewall refresh" and traffic
shaping configuration will be skipped for that device.
IN-BANDWIDTH — bandwidth
The incoming bandwidth of that interface. Please note that you
are not able to do traffic shaping on incoming traffic, as the
traffic is already received before you could do so. But this
allows you to define the maximum traffic allowed for this
interface in total, if the rate is exceeded, the packets are
dropped. You want this mainly if you have a DSL or Cable
connection to avoid queuing at your providers side.
If you don’t want any traffic to be dropped, set this to a value
to zero in which case Shorewall will not create an ingress
OUT-BANDWIDTH — bandwidth
The outgoing bandwidth of that interface. This is the maximum
speed your connection can handle. It is also the speed you can
refer as "full" if you define the tc classes in shorewall-
tcclasses 〈shorewall-tcclasses.html〉 (5). Outgoing traffic
above this rate will be dropped.
This file is currently limited to ten (10) entries. Additional
entries will cause run-time errors in the generated firewall
Suppose you are using PPP over Ethernet (DSL) and ppp0 is the
interface for this. The device has an outgoing bandwidth of
500kbit and an incoming bandwidth of 6000kbit
#INTERFACE IN-BANDWIDTH OUT-BANDWIDTH
ppp0 6000kbit 500kbit
shorewall(8), shorewall-accounting(5), shorewall-actions(5), shorewall-
blacklist(5), shorewall-hosts(5), shorewall-interfaces(5), shorewall-
ipsec(5), shorewall-maclist(5), shorewall-masq(5), shorewall-nat(5),
shorewall-netmap(5), shorewall-params(5), shorewall-policy(5),
shorewall-providers(5), shorewall-proxyarp(5), shorewall-
route_rules(5), shorewall-routestopped(5), shorewall-rules(5),
shorewall.conf(5), shorewall-tcclasses(5), shorewall-tcrules(5),
shorewall-tos(5), shorewall-tunnels(5), shorewall-zones(5)
24 June 2008 shorewall-tcdevices(5)