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Easy to use traffic shaping script

An easy to use traffic shaping script that provides these improvements: * Low latency for interactive traffic (and pings) at all times * Allow websurfing at reasonable speeds while uploading / downloading * Make sure uploads don't hurt downloads * Make sure downloads don't hurt uploads

It does this by: * Limiting upload speed slightly, to eliminate queues * Limiting download speed, while allowing bursts, to eliminate queues * Interactive traffic skips the queue * ACKs and tiny packets skip the queue

Configuring the wondershaper requires you to accurately and precisely determine your consistent upload and download speeds.

The wondershaper is the simplest, easiest to use, entry level, traffic shaping script provided by Debian.

After installing this package, read highly the detailed instructions: /usr/share/doc/wondershaper/README.Debian

Package version:1.1a-5


How to set up the wondershaper on a Debian system


STEP 0 Read this entire document before continuing, also, prerequisites
STEP 1 Gather data
STEP 2 Pre-test
STEP 3 Enable the wondershaper
STEP 4 Post-test
STEP 5 Controling the wondershaper
STEP 6 Permanent setup
STEP 7 Monitoring the wondershaper
STEP 8 Send email to

STEP 0 Read this entire document before continuing



The Wonder Shaper		1.1a
bert hubert <>
(c) Copyright 2002 
Licenced under the GPL - see 'COPYING'

This document is a bit long, I'll split it up later.
The very short summary is: edit the first few lines of 'wshaper' and run it.


I attempted to create the holy grail:

	* Maintain low latency for interfactive traffic at all times

This means tha


wondershaper (1.1a-4.1) unstable; urgency=low

 The wshaper command has been relocated from /sbin to /usr/sbin, in order
 to comply with Debian Policy. Please update any scripts you might have
 pointing to the old location.

 -- Margarita Manterola <>  Thu, 30 Aug 2007 13:31:30 -0300


WONDERSHAPER(8)                                      WONDERSHAPER(8)

       wondershaper - s


wondershaper (1.1a-5) unstable; urgency=low

  * Update to Standards 3.8.0 and make the package lint


Changes since version 1.1:
	- Georg Wild <> noticed that
	  NOPRIOHOSTDST was never


TODO list

1) Three wishlist bugs to modify the config system
My original plan was a vaguely worded 


This package was debianized by Vince Mulhollon <> on
Sat,  1 May 2004 22:02:38 -0500.


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