On Tuesday 12 September 2006 20:49, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> Hello Security guy ;)
> I have tried very hard to understand ipfw just for the purpose of
> bandwidth throttling for smtp service.
> Basically, I want to throttle the bandwidth used by my SMTP
> server outbound to _anyone_ else except my ip blocks.
> My Server is and my ip blocks are a.b.c.d/19 and
> e.f.g.h/20
> Are the following rules sane enough?
>         ipfw pipe 1 config bw 256Kbit/s
>         ipfw add pipe 1 tcp from to not a.b.c.d/19 25
>         ipfw add pipe 1 tcp from to not e.f.g.h/20 25

This queues all outgoing smtp to the pipe. 

You also need to set  net.inet.ip.fw.one_pass=1 to avoid the packets 
re-entering the rules on the next line.  Setting that means that the packets 
cannot pass through dynamic rules. It is possible to use dynamic rules with 
dummynet, but it's a pain.
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