[quagga-users 14367] Re: How to limit Quagga Buffers

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Jul 21 20:51:40 BST 2016

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 09:40:18PM +0200, Richard Mayers wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have the feeling that my quagga routers have infinite buffers and I
> never experience losses when sending UDP traffic.
> For example:
> Lets say I have a router with two links     ------(20mbps)------
> Router -----(10mbps)------ If I send traffic to the router through the
> first interface at 20mbps it sends 10mbps because its the maximum it
> can do, however it buffers the rest and when I stop sending traffic
> the router will keep sending through the second interface.
> I do not want this to happen I want the packets to be lost. What
> should to have small buffers?

Quagga does NOT route packets.  That is your OSs job.

quagga just moves information about what routes exist around.

So depending on which OS you are running you would need to figure out
how to configure it.

Len Sorensen

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