This blog post is taken from the INE Resources area Understanding Frame-Relay Traffic Shaping presentation by Brian Dennis. Overview Frame-Relay traffic shaping is designed to control the amount of traffic the router sends out of an interface or out of a particular DLCI. Common reasons for Frame-Relay traffic shaping are: It allows the router to conform to the rate subscribed with the service provider It allows for the throttling of a higher speed site (768K) so that it does not overrun a lower...
This is the most well-known FRTS method, which has been available for quite a while on Cisco routers. It is now being outdated by MQC configurations. The key characteristic is that all settings are configured under map-class command mode, and later are applied to a particular set PVCs. The same configuration concept was used for legacy ATM configuration mode (map-class atm).