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Configuring Receive and Transmit Leaky Bucket Properties to Reduce Network Congestion

 

You can configure leaky bucket properties which allow you to limit the amount of traffic received on and transmitted by a particular interface. You can specify what percentage of the interface’s total capacity can be used to receive or transmit packets. You might want to set leaky bucket properties to limit the traffic flow from a link that is known to transmit high volumes of traffic.

To configure leaky bucket properties:

  1. In configuration mode, go to the [edit interfaces interface-name] hierarchy level.
  2. Configure the receive-bucket statement.
  3. Configure the overflow option, the threshold option, and the rate option for the receive leaky bucket, which specifies what percentage of the interface’s total capacity can be used to receive packets.
  4. Configure the transmit-bucket statement.
  5. Configure the overflow option, the threshold option, and the rate option for the transmit leaky bucket, which specifies what percentage of the interface’s total capacity can be used to transmit packets.