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NAME

       tcinterfaces - Shorewall file

SYNOPSIS

       /etc/shorewall/tcinterfaces

DESCRIPTION

       This file lists the interfaces that are subject to simple traffic shaping. Simple traffic
       shaping is enabled by setting TC_ENABLED=Simple in shorewall.conf[1](5).

       A note on the bandwidth definition 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:

           kbps
               Kilobytes per second.

           mbps
               Megabytes per second.

           kbit
               Kilobits per second.

           mbit
               Megabits per second.

           bps or number
               Bytes per second.

           k or kb
               Kilo bytes.

           m or mb
               Megabytes.

       ·   Only whole integers are allowed.

       The columns in the file are as follows (where the column name is followed by a different
       name in parentheses, the different name is used in the alternate specification syntax).

       INTERFACE
           The logical name of an interface. If you run both IPv4 and IPv6 Shorewall firewalls, a
           given interface should only be listed in one of the two configurations.

       TYPE - [external|internal]
           Optional. If given specifies whether the interface is external (facing toward the
           Internet) or internal (facing toward a local network) and enables SFQ flow
           classification.

               Note
               Simple traffic shaping is only useful on interfaces where queuing occurs. As a
               consequence, internal interfaces seldom benefit from simple traffic shaping. VPN
               interfaces are an exception because the encapsulated packets are later transferred
               over a slower external link.

       IN-BANDWIDTH (in_bandwidth) - {-|bandwidth[:burst]|~bandwidth[:interval:decay_interval]}
           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 qdisc.Must be set to zero if the REDIRECTED
           INTERFACES column is non-empty.

           The optional burst option was added in Shorewall 4.4.18. The default burst is 10kb. A
           larger burst can help make the bandwidth more accurate; often for fast lines, the
           enforced rate is well below the specified bandwidth.

           What is described above creates a rate/burst policing filter. Beginning with Shorewall
           4.4.25, a rate-estimated policing filter may be configured instead. Rate-estimated
           filters should be used with ethernet adapters that have Generic Receive Offload
           enabled by default. See Shorewall FAQ 97a[2].

           To create a rate-estimated filter, precede the bandwidth with a tilde ("~"). The
           optional interval and decay_interval determine how often the rate is estimated and how
           many samples are retained for estimating. Please see
           http://ace-host.stuart.id.au/russell/files/tc/doc/estimators.txt for details.

       OUT-BANDWIDTH (out_bandwidth) - [rate[:[burst][:[latency][:[peek][:[minburst]]]]]]
           Added in Shorewall 4.4.13. The terms are defined in tc-tbf(8).

           Shorewall provides defaults as follows:
               burst - 10kb
               latency - 200ms
           The remaining options are defaulted by tc(8).

FILES

       /etc/shorewall/tcinterfaces.

SEE ALSO

       http://ace-host.stuart.id.au/russell/files/tc/doc/sch_tbf.txt

       http://ace-host.stuart.id.au/russell/files/tc/doc/estimators.txt

       shorewall(8), shorewall-accounting(5), shorewall-actions(5), shorewall-blacklist(5),
       shorewall-hosts(5), shorewall_interfaces(5), shorewall-ipsets(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-secmarks(5), shorewall-tcpri(5), shorewall-tcrules(5),
       shorewall-tos(5), shorewall-tunnels(5), shorewall-zones(5)

NOTES

        1. shorewall.conf
           http://www.shorewall.net/manpages/shorewall.conf.html

        2. Shorewall FAQ 97a
           http://www.shorewall.net/FAQ.htm#faq97a

[FIXME: source]                             12/13/2011                     SHOREWALL-TCINTERFA(5)