Hi, Ive been entertaining the idea Of using Mikrotik Router OS as a Transparent traffic managent device a-la NetEQ or Packeteer.
Does anyone have experiance deploying Router OS on high end X86 Hardware at the ISP level? How has it impacted your bandwidth usage?
Right now, we use a net EQ which does a few things. On a per ip basis it analyses traffic. If that IP has been using a lot of bandwidth it places it in a "penalty box" with reduced speed for a period of time.
It also gives priorities to IP's over others as well as place a TCP connection limit.
It looks like Layer 7 filtering on mikrotik router OS cculd be superior.
Due to the emergance of netflicks and other video on demand services our bandwidth requirements have doubled this year, from 100mbit to 200mb during peak times.
What i would like to do is deploy a mikrotik shaper at each leg of our wireless backhaul network to prevent congestion before it reaches the edge router at our fiber termination point.
So yeah, has anyone deployed such a thing with any success?