Traffic shaping on Fortigate Firewall

Posted: August 19, 2018 in fortigate

Define Bandwidth to which traffic should be limited

Policy & Objects-Create New

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Define max bandwith

 

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Create Shaping policy

Policy & Objects-Traffic shaping policy

Source:LAN

Destination:all

In this example i limited bandwidth only for YouTube app so under Application i selected YouTube. Because i didn’t enable Application control in outgoing IPv4 policy i got warning

Outgoing interface:WAN interface

Shared Shaper:specify Traffic Shaper

Reverse Shaper: specify Traffic Shaper

Shared Shapers affect upload speeds and reverse shapers affect download speeds

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Creating Outgoing IPv4 policy

Enable Application control edit policy

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Select Social Media-Allow

 

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If you try opening YouTube it will hang on “Loading”

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Facebook, for example, opens without errors

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We can see Shaping policy applied:

FortiView-Traffic Shaping

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