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Registered: ‎01-07-2012

Re: INFO: Prioritization Gotchas

At the moment the QOS / Prioritization is pretty brute-force , in that you can only prioritize by device, not by traffic type.  

The main trigger for the original thread was that even to do this, behind the scenes it disables express forwarding which means every packet has to be passed through the CPU to match the MAC/IP address, rather than when its disables it can quickly check the destination interface and just pass it with minimal inspection.  In my rough testing this means passing through the CPU caps your throughput at around ~150MBps.


Its exactly for this reason that I eneded up deploying the Velop in Bridge mode, and I have a $50 Mikrotik router upstream doing nothing but handling the ISP connection and the detailed QOS by traffic type.