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QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

May 22, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire.

"A note regarding my VoIP system: I'm using Asterisk on a spare laptop (IBM T20), and my VoIP provider is the excellent Unlimitel, in Canada. Since I host my own Asterisk box, I can pretty much configure it to do whatever I want. I also bought an IAX hardphone which resides on my intranet..."

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