[Ubuntu-ZW] Econet and headaches
simpsonmoyo at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 15:10:58 GMT 2010
With the setup i did for my friend you can:
1. do time billing and set maximum download speed... so if you give
someone 30 mins or 1 hour you can set the download speed to 56k so they can
do decent browsing but cant abuse the connection by doing heavy downloads...
2. you can also do time+usage billing where a person buys 1 hour/10mb so
which ever comes first they get disconnected...
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Kalpesh Thaker <luminary06 at gmail.com> wrote:
> this is tricky, what you may be looking for is a bandwidth shaper or
> bandwidth manager.......
> in any case, because econet charge on usage, you now have two issues to
> address -->
> 1 - the amount of time someone may be occupying a workstation
> 2 - how much bandwidth they are using
> initially, you only had to worry about how much time someone was occupying
> on a workstation,
> because your bandwidth was a set fee...and you could use as much as you
> wanted to.
> there are alot of commercial bandwidth shapers.. but they get very
> the easiest and most viable solution is for you to implement a squid proxy,
> using ACL's and delay
> pools.. you can actually create 'bucket' rules that can be IP specific.. so
> if someone uses up
> 15mb, the connection can slow them down, or cut them off once the limit has
> been reached.
> more information can be found here:
> and here:
> On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM, O. Sinclair <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 month
>> package and could then charge for time, printouts etc. How it worked is
>> another story.
>> These computers use KDE Kubuntu 10.04 btw, am considering upgrading to
>> The new "bundles" is a major headache... how do they now charge? If one
>> user sits on Facebook/Youtube for x minutes and chew up bandwidth how do
>> 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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