Definitions for "Traffic Shaping"
The alteration of a traffic stream on a particular connection to increase network efficiency.
A mechanism that alters the traffic characteristics of a stream of cells on a connection to achieve better network efficiency, while meeting the QoS objectives, or to ensure conformance at a subsequent interface. Traffic shaping must maintain cell sequence integrity on a connection. Shaping increases the mean Cell Transfer Delay.
The process by which IP flows are classified, queued, and delivered to a network to conform to the contracted service, in order to improve efficiency and minimize packet loss for traffic classified as time-sensitive or high priority.
A method for smoothing the bursty traffic rate that might arrive on an access virtual circuit so as to present a more uniform traffic rate on the network.