We followed a procedure similar to that described by Beck, but added a wrinkle. Between midnight and 6 a.m., we remove the restrictions on traffic so
that students can do as they wish. We are a residential institution and feel strongly that the youngsters need to be free to do as they wish in their
homes at least part of the day, so academics get top priority for 18 hours & other activities get 6 hours. It has been working well know for almost
VP for Information Technology.
St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
"John L. Beck" wrote:
> 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
> E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
> Phone: (920) 403-3866
> Fax: (920) 403-4084
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