Re: Using ipfw pipes for bandwidth management - can it allow for "bursting"?

From: Aaron D.Gifford (
Date: 09/26/01

From: Aaron D.Gifford <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 15:19:30 -0600

RED is "Random Early Detection", an active queue management technique
proposed by S. Floyd and V. Jacobson that can help alleviate certain
types of problems associated with too much incoming traffic for a link
(or in this case, a dummynet pipe). GRED is "Gentle Early Random
Detection", a modification Floyd later proposed.

An excellent article on Active Queue Management written by Kostas
Pentikousis that includes some good stuff on RED can be found here:

Aaron out.

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