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Traffic control - Make DNS requests delayed and low priority on Linux
#!/bin/sh
# SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
## Copyright (C) 2017 Przemyslaw Pawelczyk <przemoc@gmail.com>
##
## This script is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.
## https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
#
# Traffic control - Make DNS requests delayed and low priority on Linux.
if [ $# -eq 0 ] || [ "$1" = "-h" ] || [ "$1" = "--help" ]; then
echo "Usage: $0 IFACE [DELAY [JITTER [CORRELATION]]]"
echo
echo "Example: $0 eth1 500ms 100ms"
exit 0
fi
IFACE=$1
shift
ip link show dev $IFACE >/dev/null || exit 1
tc qdisc del dev $IFACE root 2>/dev/null
if [ -z "$*" ] || [ "$1" = "off" ]; then
echo "Traffic control: Set default queueing discipline on $IFACE."
exit 0
fi
echo "Traffic control: Make DNS requests delayed and low priority on $IFACE."
tc qdisc add dev $IFACE root handle 1: \
prio bands 2 priomap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
tc qdisc add dev $IFACE parent 1:2 handle 53: \
netem delay "$@"
tc filter add dev $IFACE parent 1: \
protocol ip prio 1 u32 match ip dport 53 0xffff flowid 1:2
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naikrovek Sep 15, 2017

I haven't used this, but right away this seems like a great way to demonstrate just how influential DNS performance can be to a web browsing overall. I've had difficulty explaining just how many DNS requests are made per page load, and conveying just how important DNS performance can be. This would be a wonderful way to demonstrate it. Starred.

naikrovek commented Sep 15, 2017

I haven't used this, but right away this seems like a great way to demonstrate just how influential DNS performance can be to a web browsing overall. I've had difficulty explaining just how many DNS requests are made per page load, and conveying just how important DNS performance can be. This would be a wonderful way to demonstrate it. Starred.

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przemoc Sep 24, 2017

@naikrovek Yeah, slow or malfunctioning DNS can literally kill your web experience. It was meant to help test/debug software that may expect DNS replies within short timeframe, which is not always the case.

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przemoc commented Sep 24, 2017

@naikrovek Yeah, slow or malfunctioning DNS can literally kill your web experience. It was meant to help test/debug software that may expect DNS replies within short timeframe, which is not always the case.

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commit a11585efc32ce26b8b51dcc5ba4eb5e9034d2dd3
Author: Przemyslaw Pawelczyk <przemoc@gmail.com>
Date:   2018-02-06 14:59:01 +0100

    tc-delaydnsreqs.sh: Add copyright notice and MIT license notice.

commit 84b514c728bc3bbf49158393dad3d5ba926557ea
Author: Przemyslaw Pawelczyk <przemoc@gmail.com>
Date:   2018-02-06 14:59:47 +0100

    Add SPDX License Identifier.

    The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is a good initiative, it has
    matured over time and deserves accelerated adoption in open-source.

    https://spdx.org/learn
    https://spdx.org/using-spdx
    https://spdx.org/license-list
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przemoc commented Feb 6, 2018

commit a11585efc32ce26b8b51dcc5ba4eb5e9034d2dd3
Author: Przemyslaw Pawelczyk <przemoc@gmail.com>
Date:   2018-02-06 14:59:01 +0100

    tc-delaydnsreqs.sh: Add copyright notice and MIT license notice.

commit 84b514c728bc3bbf49158393dad3d5ba926557ea
Author: Przemyslaw Pawelczyk <przemoc@gmail.com>
Date:   2018-02-06 14:59:47 +0100

    Add SPDX License Identifier.

    The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is a good initiative, it has
    matured over time and deserves accelerated adoption in open-source.

    https://spdx.org/learn
    https://spdx.org/using-spdx
    https://spdx.org/license-list
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