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Packeteer's PacketShaper

Taming the Beast

The 10000 was a welcome test unit on the university network. The PacketShaper 8500 we currently use struggles almost daily on an OC-3 connection that truly sees it all. With several thousand college students on this Internet link, the 8500 frequently shows signs of being overwhelmed by peer-to-peer traffic and huge volumes of tiny packets that each count against the box's available flow-count capacity. Typical symptoms we look for include slothlike Internet connections and copious complaints by our thousands of users.


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