How traffic shaping works, part 2

Continuing on from my previous post, we can see that in a packet switching network, data goes from point A to point B with no regards to the type of data being carried.  Various algorithms compute the best path with no regards for the type of traffic being transmitted.  If a protocol is SMTP, HTTP,…

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How traffic shaping works, part 1

With all of the brou-ha-ha of the past couple of years surrounding Net Neutrality, and especially with a federal court ruling that the FCC had no grounds to enforce it, I thought that I would get into a bit about how traffic shaping works, which is at the heart of Net Neutrality. Imagine that you…

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Federal Appeals Court rejects FCC’s bid to enforce Net Neutrality

Yesterday, a federal appeals court ruled that Internet traffic regulators like the FCC had limited power over web traffic under current law.  The court decision was a setback to efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to require companies to give Web users equal access to all content, even if some of that content is clogging…

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