Policing vs rate-limiting

Filed under: Geekiness — iain @ 06:31:51

I read some Cisco documentation recommending the use of traffic policing in a service policy over rate-limiting on an interface. I already used a policy to set DSCP values which later controlled the rate-limiting so switching to policing would cut out the middle man and be easier to understand. That being said, my goal is not to enter my router into some kind of Cisco guideline conformance competition but to get it to to what I want efficiently. The fact that Cisco recommend doing things differently is not in itself reason to switch. For that I looked at the rather harsh effects of rate-limiting.


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