The ArbiQos release is a new product which makes use
of many of the Linux Bandwidth Arbitrator technology.
- Reserves bandwidth on your network for real time
services so that your VOIP traffic remains high
- Works with your existing network hardware and
routers no need to upgrade your network to run VOIP
- Adminstration is through a web gui and takes just
minutes to configure.
The Arbiqos system is specifically designed as a turn
key utility that will dynamically reserve bandwidth
for your real time traffic running over shared data
links. The unique technology allows you to control
bandwidth allocation with only one active unit on a
This is a beta release and we welcome beta customers
(we will support at no charge)
Here is the basic text for the howto for this release.
Installation no changes. Just follow the Bandwidth Arbitrator How-To to get your kernel ready
The Arbiqos1.0 release supports the following commands
FOR NEWER RELEASES PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE THE CHANGES
MODIFY_CONFIG (parameters only no shaping rules)
ADD_CONFIG (masks and priority hosts)
REMOVE_CONFIG (masks and priority hosts)
The arbiqos system is a smart solution that will
insure you have bandwidth available for high priority
real time streams such as VOIP and video.
You configure the arbiqos system as follows.
1) Locating the arbiqos system on your network
Decide where your network choke points are, these
would be links in your network where your VOIP or
Video traffic must pass , and obviously a network link
that also carries lower priority data traffic
2) Identify the IP addresses of your source nodes for
real time traffic. In a VOIP system this could be the
IP address of your VOIP switch, or the voice endpoints
(phones) you do not need both. It is always easier to
give the IP address of a centralized switch than all
the leaf nodes if you have such a configuration
3) You need to know how much bandwidth each stream
typically requires (bi directional total) convert this
number to bytes per second.
4) Enter each IP address of your VOIP endpoints with
the following command
ADD_CONFIG HOST PRIORITY x.x.x.x 1
5) Set the value for the size of these streams
MODIFY_CONFIG PARAM PRISIZE
6) Place the arbitrator(s) in the choke points of your
The arbitrators will constantly monitor the IP
addresses you configured for real time traffic, as
of these streams come on line the arbitrator will
dynamically scale back all other traffic. When your
streaming traffic is light the data traffic will be
allowed more bandwidth.
ARBIQOS 1.1 CHANGES
The changes in commands (for arbiqos1.1)
The ADD_CONFIG command for HOST must have a port field
, the last field , use 0 to specify don't care.
./ADD_CONFIG HOST 126.96.36.199 PRIORITY 0
The above command will make 188.8.131.52 a priority
host on any port that it appears on, essentially this
insures there is enough bandwidth for this host when
./ADD_CONFIG HOST 10.0.0.1 PRIORITY 80
The Above command will only reserve bandwidth when
there is an active connection on port 80 for host
You can have more than one rule per host if you
different ports for each rule.
Examples for REMOVE_CONFIG
./REMOVE_CONFIG HOST 184.108.40.206 PRIORITY 80
./REMOVE_CONFIG HOST 220.127.116.11 PRIORITY 0