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    ipchains and Smoothwall

    I'd like to restrict banwidth to an internal IP/mac using my Smoothwall. I know with Squid and ipchains it's possible, but there's lots of guides and nothing straight-forward

    Anyone help me out here please?
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    Do you mean stop certain users getting access at all, or limit their bandwidth to a certian k/sec level?

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    A per user (i.e. per IP/mac) bps limit.
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    not tried it with smoothwall tbh

    Clarkconnect has it built in .
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    Very constructive, cheers
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    tbh mate I think it's pretty hard to do. Not sure why you would be wanting to use IPChains - IPTables superceded it ages ago.
    What about a client side solution? You checked out:

    http://www.neowin.net/comments.php?c...tware&id=13087

    Also search freshmeat:

    http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=bandw...ojects&x=0&y=0

    Lots of apps there - not sure if they are of use...
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    Thanks DaBeeeenster. I'd have used iptables because as you say it's much simpler, but Smoothwall uses a 2.2.x kernel which has ipchains and not iptables.

    Anyway, that NetLimiter app looks quite interesting so it might do for now
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    I saw it on neowin, but havent tried it out cos I'm in my office at home with a laptop and nothing else!

    The peeps at neowin were concerned that it would allow people to configure p2p clients like edonkey in such a way that they could just sit and leech without providing any upstream bandwidth, but I dunno....Might be worth a play...
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    Originally posted by Shad
    Very constructive, cheers
    for giving you a solution ?

    Clarkconnect can be used in an identical situation, but it has a bandwidth limit ability.
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    Yes, but the original question states the use of Smoothwall, so suggesting using something else is counter-constructive because Smoothwall has the tools to do what I want, they are just difficult to use.

    When my PC/car/bike/whatever goes wrong, I attempt to fix it instead of buying a replacement. It's the same situation; yes Clarkconnect would do the job, but I already have a perfectly adaquate solution in place.

    <Windows user> Got any software to do x? <Linux user> bah linux does that, get a decent os

    It's not a solution, it's avoiding the problem.
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    but you are not having to buy anything

    depends if you are looking for a challenge or a way of limiting bandwidth that wont cause you to throw things accross the room

    Personally If someone has already done the work for me - I can see no reason to do their work again ! ( esp when you do this kinda stuff for a living, not a hobby )
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