Linux Firewall - the Traffic Shaper

by Jan Van Oorschot Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

The time that an 'always-on' Internet link was only for the very rich or the very nerdy is finally behind us. Nowadays, for less then $100 per month, home computers and small business computers can be connected to the Net without having to dial in. Typically, the connection to the home or office (the so-called 'Last Mile' or 'Local-Loop') is implemented by a local Internet Service Provider (ISP) using the local cable or some (A)DSL infrastructure. In any case, for a low fixed monthly fee, there is this long awaited connector labeled 'The Net' just begging to be attached to the internal network at home or in the office.