fireqos-interface man page

fireqos-interface — create an interface definition

Synopsis

{ interface | interface4 } device name direction [optional-class-params] { rate | commit | min } speed

interface46 ...

interface6 ...

Description

Writing interface or interface4 applies traffic shaping rules only to IPv4 traffic.

Writing interface6 applies traffic shaping rules only to IPv6 traffic.

Writing interface46 applies traffic shaping rules to both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.

The actual traffic shaping behaviour of a class is defined by adding classes. See fireqos-class(5).

Note

To achieve best results with incoming traffic shaping, you should not use 100% of the available bandwidth at the interface level.

If you use all there is, at 100% utilisation of the link, the neighbour routers will start queuing packets. This will destroy prioritisation. Try 85% or 90% instead.

Parameters

device
This is the interface name as shown by ip link show (e.g. eth0, ppp1, etc.)
name
This is a single-word name for this interface and is used for retrieving status information later.
direction

If set to input, traffic coming in to the interface is shaped.

If set to output, traffic going out via the interface is shaped.

optional-class-params
For a list of optional class parameters which can be applied to an interface, see fireqos-params-class(5).
speed
For an interface, the committed speed must be specified with the rate option. The speed can be expressed in any of the units described in fireqos.conf(5).

Examples

To create an input policy on eth0, capable of delivering up to 1Gbit of traffic:

interface eth0 lan-in input rate 1Gbit

See Also

·
fireqos.conf(5) - FireQOS configuration file
·
fireqos-class(5) - QOS class definition
·
fireqos-params-class(5) - QOS class parameters
·
FireHOL Website (http://firehol.org/)
·
FireHOL Online PDF Manual (http://firehol.org/firehol-manual.pdf)
·
FireHOL Online HTML Manual (http://firehol.org/manual)

Authors

FireHOL Team.

Referenced By

fireqos-class(5), fireqos-conf(5), fireqos-match(5), fireqos-params-class(5).

fireqos-interface4(5), fireqos-interface46(5) and fireqos-interface6(5) are aliases of fireqos-interface(5).

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