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Re: Priorities on the ppp connectin?


On Thu, 21 May 1998, Austin Hook wrote:

> Is there any way to control the priority on the ppp connection.  I mean if
> I have a background process  (or more likely another virtual terminal)
> doing a large download, but elsewhere I am trying to do some interactive
> work remotely, I don't think merely changing the niceness of the download
> task will affect its hogging the bandwidth to my isp, since that is not
> primarily a cpu bound problem.

There is a simple two-level priority queueing in the kernel ppp and slip
drivers. Default is low priority, except for packets with the
"low delay" type of service flag set in the IP header, which are assigned
to the high priority queue.

Regards, Felix.