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Old 01-05-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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IS there a way to implement a weekly "downloading quota"?


I have several users on my system moving around images and such. However, I want to limit how much they transfer back and forth. Say 50 MB a week maximum, for example. Is there a way that I can do this in a user by user manner? If it helps, they use SSH and SCP to facilitate most of their image swaps.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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Not trying to pry, but isnt that a little nazi-like? downloading quotas are the bane of the internet, intranet be no exception!
 
Old 01-06-2004, 05:17 AM   #3
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I wouldn't say it's Nazi-Like if the server is owned by a company and the people that are moving big files around are employees or freeloaders.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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I am just trying to limit bandwith usage, that's all. If not the ISP tends to get ben tout of shape if we use to much...If it were not for that then I weould not give a care.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 09:29 AM   #5
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Exclamation Revolt!!!

First of all you are paying for bandwidth so who cares about what the isp has to say it is your bandwidth to use.

secondly , do not let the isp bully you into complience with thier wishes with the so called "if you use x amount of bandwith it take it from our other clients" line of crap, isps usualy have MULTIPLE fiberoptic connections that they "Trunk" together that start in the 45 GBps range, yes thats right, 45 gigabytes per second! OC - 768 anyone? that line is simlpy an excuse to charge more money for higher bandwidth.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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I have the same problem,
people is abusing of bandwidth in our office and company ussually has very little bandwith to important matters that pay our salaries. Am looking for a solution though.

have a check about Squid's "Delay Pools feature", I have not used them, still reading about them, but seems that you can simulate a bandwidth banlance by seting a delay into particular users, so that if someone does a download it won't swallow all your bandwith because the delay pools will give the possibility to others to use it.
 
Old 01-12-2004, 06:32 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by mfeoli
I have the same problem,
people is abusing of bandwidth in our office and company ussually has very little bandwith to important matters that pay our salaries. Am looking for a solution though.
Depending on how your company works (internal politics etc), it's easier to have a quiet (or not so quiet) word with someone.

If you haven't done it already, write up an "acceptable use" policy.

a) Make it _very clear_ which activities are acceptable, that anything not on the list (unless expressly allowed by $sysadmin) is not allowed and what the consequences of non-compliance will be (i.e from removal of web access up to disciplinary proceedings).
b) Write a script to grep your firewall logs for violations
c) Get management approval.
d) Distribute copies among users and make sure they read them and give a signed copy back to you.
e) Use squid to cache legitimate / harmless traffic: i.e company-related stuff, news sites etc.
f) Have your lart ready
 
Old 01-13-2004, 07:19 AM   #8
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Read Up about Squid it can bandwidth limit, measure user downloads, log web usage, block web pages, ban users.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 10:42 AM   #9
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Look at qdiscs... I'm not certain if they can induce quotas but it would be a good place to start. That or the Advanced Routing Howto at www.tldp.org
 
Old 01-13-2004, 10:42 AM   #10
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ok, or squid.... lol...
 
  


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