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



> 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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