Like Berry College, we also chose Allot's NetEnforcer after evaluating
Packeteer and a bandwidth shaping plug-in (FloodGate) to our CheckPoint
We capped our total bandwidth and prioritized and partitioned it out by
type of traffic and where the traffic is going. One of the things we did
was to have a catch-all traffic type ("other") for all undefined traffic
with a bandwidth limit. This catches new services as they pop up (or
things we hadn't thought of). Our students were very supportive and my
Kevlar underwear was unnecessary. We have heard from students who do
Internet gaming and are being limited. I tell them that while we don't
consider that to be as much of a concern as P2P stuff (because of the legal
and ethical implications), it's not our primary mission.
Via the Computer Services Advisory Committee, we developed a formal policy
for bandwidth management:
As to where we are now... we are staying under our cap and are running at
about the same utilization we had last spring.
Hope this helps. John
>Would any of you like to share the priority and/or bandwidth rules that you
>set up with Packetshaper? We implemented Packetshaper last year and saw
>immediate results. We, however, put in place a very simple priority scheme
>and no bandwidth reservation. This fall we are seeing major problems again.
>We, obviously, need to further develop our prioritization scheme and/or
>dedicate bandwidth to certain applications and/or restrict P2P to certain
>times. It would be helpful to see exactly what others are doing.
John L. Beck
Director, Computer Services
St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
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