Hi, I want to move my torrent and file-serving from my laptop down to a plug with USB disk. I already own a Sheevaplug for file-server but am now thinking also about torrent host.
The issue I have to solve is I want the torrent traffic to use the lowest priority in my home LAN, and any other traffic (e.g. surfing) to get priority. So e.g. if Hulu watching the torrents slow down to use the remaining bandwidth.
I know Linux has traffic shaping, but can this be done with one Ethernet (so can use a sheevaplug) or does it need two Ethernets? I think it has to have 2 Ethernets.
My home LAN, I recently rewired to improve my VOIP to ensure it gets the bandwidth it needs first and all the computers come 2nd, so its DSL modem - VOIP router - Wifi. I was thinking DSL modem - Voip - Plug - Wifi.
I also have just got a cheap 500GB USB external disk, I was thinking of that for hosting the torrent. I know it will make the Plug last longer if I get a powered USB hub but I'd prefer not.