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From: ANONYMOUS
Date: Sat 6th Jun, 6:01pm
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For the traffic shaping algorithms, both the leaking bucket and token bucket say that 
it allows for short bursts of traffic. 

Would the leaking bucket algorithm not allow for short bursts as there is a maximum 
amount of packets/data for each time period whereas in the token algorithm you can 
save up tokens and use them all at once?

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From: Christopher M.
Date: Sun 7th Jun, 7:15am
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ANONYMOUS wrote:

> Would the leaking bucket algorithm not allow for short bursts as there is a maximum 
> amount of packets/data for each time period whereas in the token algorithm you can 
> save up tokens and use them all at once?

Good reasoning, but in the case of token bucket, there's still a maximum limit on the tokens that 
may be accumulated, so there's till a limit how long a burst of traffic can be.

Much like rolling-over your remaining mobile phone data each month, there's still a cap imposed 
because the ISP/telco manages your tokens, not you (which also prevents them being traded).
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