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Topic # 74837 8-Jan-2011 12:44
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Hi team, yet again, despite heated discussions, my boarder has churned through 20GB in an 11 day period (with 90%+ of that usage on days I wasn't even here, so it is not in dispute who used it).

Plenty of products around to limit bandwidth, and monitor+report, but what I want is the following:

Allocate data on a date range basis (say 10GB from 27th till 26th) to a user (by IP address is fine), and when their data is gone, throttle them to 48Kbps (or similar), with further options to throttle further should their usage stray too high.

I have a 2GHz box with 1GB RAM and 20GB HDD plus 2x NICs, and an ADSL router for WAN side of box, plus separate router/WiFi for LAN side. I am comfortable with setting up Linux, though not a guru.

Been a while since I looked at solutions and really found nothing in the wild that actually works for flatting situations to allocate data at full speed, then throttle or cut off when that user has burned their individual allocation.

Anyone know of anything that fits the bill? I'm happy to look at commercial products (consumer end of market), or a Linux distro etc. If anyone can build this into a Linux distro and make it pretty, I would happily pay you.

A solution that requires a client on the users desktops is not an option for me.




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  Reply # 425182 8-Jan-2011 12:52
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Do whatever you want to do man.

  



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  Reply # 425184 8-Jan-2011 12:58
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If anyone has a supported router from that third link, please PM me. I would like to buy/trade.

billgates - do you have one?




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  Reply # 425189 8-Jan-2011 13:09
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I have a spare Linksys WRT54GL, currently running DD-WRT. Usual address or are you somewhere else now?







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  Reply # 425192 8-Jan-2011 13:12
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freitasm: I have a spare Linksys WRT54GL, currently running DD-WRT. Usual address or are you somewhere else now?


Appreciated. Open the mod contact details thread and I will update in there. 




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  Reply # 425195 8-Jan-2011 13:27
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Done




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  Reply # 425267 8-Jan-2011 18:12
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billgates: http://www.gargoyle-router.com/index.php

http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/lib/exe/detail.php?id=screenshots&media=screenshots:14_quotas.jp...

Have used this and works a treat. You just need a compatible router to load the firmware onto from the list below.

http://www.gargoyle-router.com/wiki/doku.php?id=supported_routers_-_tested_routers

Thanks billgates, looks like this will be just the ticket.

I will post on my blog a complete how-to and how-it-turns-out. 




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  Reply # 425276 8-Jan-2011 18:57
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heh heh a bit mean but sounds like he deserves it - make him work for his cap - start off low (with a cap penalty from recurrent offenses) and he needs to work towards earning his fair share again! or just keep an uneven cap distribution with low caps at start of month and larger caps towards the end so he doesn't feel as sad ... just a thought ... otherwise you'll see a lot more steam out of his ears

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  Reply # 425296 8-Jan-2011 20:53
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I was just thinking about caching proxies, are there any that actually work well to reduce repeated content from being retrieved from the net?

This is probably not even viable solution for households with a smaller number of users, but say a flat with 5-6 people that at some point would all view the same youtube video for example.




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  Reply # 425316 8-Jan-2011 21:56
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for a completely nontech solution, why not simply stop him from using your connection at all.

If he wants connectivity he can use mobile broadband and pay for it himself until he learns a bit of moderation.

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  Reply # 425441 9-Jan-2011 14:48
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Tony,  the Zenbu system is used by some users in flatting situations to avoid one person eating all they like and leaving the others high and dry.   

The controller [you] makes other registered users "friends" of the system with allocated megabytes/gigabytes per month [with whatever rollover date you like].   If they want more, they can buy it on-line, or ask you for more, perhaps for a price.   

Or, you can print access vouchers and give them [or sell them] those.  

There are no ongoing charges like one of the methods you mentioned.    

Hey presto, problem solved.     

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  Reply # 425537 9-Jan-2011 20:39
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dd-wrt or tomato could be the solution for sharing internet in a flat,especially for such a low cost.

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  Reply # 425550 9-Jan-2011 21:12
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I use a old 500MHz Celeron with Debian to do it, works well - once my flatmate reaches his cap he get's denied internet access unless if he uses Paypal to buy 1gb off me (through a "portal" page) for $8 (Overpriced, but he does it anyway) - It's a custom project I did about 5mo ago.




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