[Ubuntu-ZW] Econet and headaches
samuelmukoti at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 12:41:11 GMT 2010
Simpson's answer seems to be the best option, you can give the users a
bandwidth quota and/or time-usage quotas and using so the users is logged
out depending on time or bandwidth, according to which ever threshold is
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Simpson Moyo <simpsonmoyo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I helped a friend with a similar problem some time ago... but his setup was
> much bigger 20-30 workstations.
> - I installed freeradius for user authentication.
> - set-up and active portal (coovachili) for hotspot type set-up for people
> that have laptops (every user had their own username and password)
> - wrote him a small interface in php for adding and editing users and
> setting up time/bandwidth quotas (wrote in freeradius mysql database)
> - for desktops he setup pppoe (i think... cant really remember) but
> desktops can also use active portal to authenticate on radius server
> This may be a little overkill for what you want... but its very useful for
> time and usage management.
> Im sure they are simpler ways of doing it but that's how he wanted it.
> if you want something like the above i can email you detailed set-up
> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 11:06 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Much more simple, just 2-3 computers in a LAN with a printer, one or 2 of
>> them with "3G"-modems
>> On 04/11/2010 11:01, Simpson Moyo wrote:
>>> Is it like a hotspot setup?
>>> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com
>>> <mailto:o.sinclair at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> we support 2 small sites where they among other things offer internet
>>> access (read sell it). They were using the "old" Econet 25/USD per
>>> package and could then charge for time, printouts etc. How it worked
>>> another story.
>>> These computers use KDE Kubuntu 10.04 btw, am considering upgrading
>>> to 10.10
>>> The new "bundles" is a major headache... how do they now charge? If
>>> user sits on Facebook/Youtube for x minutes and chew up bandwidth how
>>> you measure/charge for that? Another simply reads email, checks out
>>> newssites and does research, can sit for much longer but use much less
>>> Anyone else in this fix, anyone knows a tool that measures "used
>>> bandwidth" and could possibly cut at a reached amount?
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