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Re: [FC] Bandwidth Management Guidance





On 7/17/07, Deepak Shrestha <d88pak gmail com> wrote:
> Well! Sir Deepak first you should define that either you want to control
> overall network traffic through your [Router/Gateway] or you just want to
> control the traffic to anf from the Internet.
>
> If you wanna make ur Fedora machine the routing mechine to control traffic
> between your clients then my suggestion wasn't for u.
>
> But if you want to make your Fedora machine the gateway to Interent for your
> clients and after that you want to bound your users to send/receive data in

> a fixed bandwidth e.g 5KB/per user and I thinks it's really what you want
> then for that purpose you can use Squid Server's "Delay Pool" functionality
> to restrict a certin part of user e.g
> a)User of Department A gets 5KB each
> b)USers of Department B gets 30KB each... n so on
>
> Or u can put a single policy on a;; the users...
> a) Ever user will get no more then 5KB.
>
> So, wat do u say??


Thank you all for your valuable suggestions!

I guess I want to allocate the fixed bandwidth (upstream/downstream)
for each of the clients. Currently any station can use up the full
bandwidth if application running in that station demands that, slowing
down all the rest. What I wanted to do is allocate each machine a
fixed dedicated bandwidth. For example station1 is given dedicated
250kbps, station2 is given 150kbps. By dedicated means no machine can
go beyond their allocated bandwidth even if bandwidth is available,
which also means that somebody should not be disturbed by somebody
downloading and surfing habits.

Nowadays Its very easy to consume bandwidth (by doing everything at a same time)
1. Open few YouTubes in different tabs of firefox browser ( all busy
donloading videos)
2. Download some large files (ftp, http etc).
3. While waiting for that to finish, Listen music from Imeem
4. Even download torrent while doing all that
5. Now you can be chatting too.

Now imagine the rest of the users who wants to surf.

I guess I made myself clear now.

Can somebody suggest me how can I do this?
Piece of configurable hardware?? (might cost lot.....)
Can this be implemented in linux as router/gateway?? how?? (general
idea will be fine)

Thanks again.

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Well as u said in ur 1st post that

All my computer in LAN are connnected via switch to ADSL modem router for
internet.

So u didn't have any gateway machine but u want to setup one on a Linux box. Well, we waste a lot of time by telling a semi-geek dummy answer and a newbie with semi-geek answers, so i would like to know that where are u standing brother right now.

Did you have ever worked in Linux before? If not so, it will take a little time to be comfortable with Linux.

Do you have any idea about this situation from general networking or Microsoft aspect?

Do you have idea about the role of proxy server?

I am familiar with such situation where you are responsible for maintaining Internet service to client in a office. And I've seen a proxy server in almost every network to save you bandwidth and boost Internet speed. Did you visited the links

http://www.squid-cache.org/
here you can know about SQUID service and how it boosts your internet service bu caching objects.

http://wiki.squid-cache.org/SquidFaq/MiscFeatures
Here you will get your answer to set a policy on clients so they will consume more bandwidth then what u have defined.

If you want work in GUI then here is a nice package called Webmin. You can administrator your network in GUI. Check out it here http://www.webmin.com/

I think your have got a much clear answer from everyone. Other members guided you towards bandwidth controlling packages and I gave u the solution for Internet service management that I've worked on. So, know study the all the links that u got in reply to ur thread and move further.
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