Traffic shaping in the QoS function of the USG6000 series

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Traffic shaping aims to limit the normal traffic and burst traffic of a connection that flow out of a network so that packets can be forwarded at an even speed. Traffic shaping is a type of measure for actively adjusting the outgoing traffic rate.

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Differences between traffic shaping and traffic policing in the QoS function of the USG6000 series
Traffic shaping differs from traffic policing in the following aspects: �?Traffic shaping involves caching packets that exceed the traffic specifications in traffic policing. Cached packets are forwarded when there are sufficient tokens in the token bucket. �?Traffic shaping may increase the delay whereas traffic policing does not.

Traffic classification in the QoS function of the USG6000 series
There are two traffic classification methods: behavior aggregate (BA) classification and MF classification. �?BA classification �?MF classification

Configuring traffic shaping on interfaces of the USG6000 series
Traffic shaping can be configured on Ethernet interfaces, Eth-Trunk interfaces, POS interfaces, and IP-Trunk interfaces.

Tail drop in the QoS function of the USG6000 series
Tail drop After a queue is full, the packet that arrives last is discarded.

MF classification in the QoS function of the USG6000 series
In MF classification, packets are classified elaborately based on complex rules, for example, based on the source address or destination address of IPv4 or IPv6 packets, the protocol type, or the TCP/UDP port numbers of applications. MF classification is usually performed on the border device in the Diff-Serv model.

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