System Administration Guide: IP Services

tswtclmt Metering Module

The tswtclmt metering module estimates average bandwidth for a traffic class by using a time-based rate estimator. tswtclmt always operates as a three-outcome meter. The rate estimator provides an estimate of the flow's arrival rate. This rate should approximate the running average bandwidth of the traffic stream over a specific period or time, its time window. The rate estimation algorithm is taken from RFC 2859, A Time Sliding Window Three Colour Marker.

You use the following parameters to configure tswtclmt:

For technical details on tswtclmt, refer to thetswtclmt(7ipp) man page. For general information on rate shapers that are similar to tswtclmt, see RFC 2963, A Rate Adaptive Shaper for Differentiated Services.