I see many posts on this forum users struggling or advising on P2P blocking, limiting or allowing.
I see mangle, queiing, traffic limiting, the new L7 protocol etc. etc.
What I never see it the following approach:
In an all MT operated network (Clients and AP's) and when sufficient bandwidth (2 x 8Mb + 1 x3Mb ADSL) to the Internet is possible and 50 to 100/150 users my strategy is as follows:
All clients CPE´s are upload and download speed limited by the AP (works only for MT clients) and all my clients have 3Mb (or less) download and 256kb up.
All traffic comes to main MT router which has load balancing with fail over to the the present 3 ADSL lines.
In the firewall filter of each MT-CPE I block all P2P traffic upload. (from client to other peers)
P2P traffic download is blocked per default too, but clients that wish can have the downloads allowed, I will monitor and as long as total download traffic stays withing ´fair-use´ policy, there is no problem.
Their maximum download speed is 3Mb but they hamper their own other services if they use it all for P2P. (I inform them, but its their problem, users normally know how to work with their software.) and for the total network saturation is something I still hardly see happening.
I think this is a simple approach that might help lots of readers out.... or not?
Or am I too simple?
Anybody any comments, remarks or critics?