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I was wondering if all the great new features would include an option to limit a users total data usage on the internet. In South Africa data is expensive and businesses in general only have between 4 and 7GB of data available per month.

Will there be an option to assign only a certain amount of data to a specific user/group ?
Tuesday, October 27 2009, 07:29 PM
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    Wednesday, October 28 2009, 07:54 PM - #Permalink
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    That would be a nice feature, but it's a big job. The web proxy might complicate matters too. As a temporary half solution, you might want to take a look at ntop.

    Here's an ntop ClearOS howto
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    Thursday, October 29 2009, 02:43 AM - #Permalink
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    Data limiting / capping by user login would be a great feature so that 1 if cap is reached user can't use Internet or 2 there bandwidth is cut down.
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    Riven
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    Thursday, October 29 2009, 03:38 PM - #Permalink
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    This would really be a great benefit here in SA.

    It would surely help with my sales !
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    Thursday, October 29 2009, 09:17 PM - #Permalink
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    Do you have static IP's and static users (stay at the same PC all the time) out of interest?

    I've never done it but I believe that iptables has the ability to track data usage per IP - there might be a solution in there but that would be limited to to the source IP and no good if folks move around any.

    Here's a link that may get you on the right path if are have static at these sites.
    http://shahidz.com/bandwidth-monitoring-using-iptables/

    Jim
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    Friday, October 30 2009, 04:59 AM - #Permalink
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    I can see the data usage though the proxy server reports by login and by ip but don't think this is accurate because seems some programs don't need a password to get to the Internet I may be wrong, new to this . If someone can explain further it will be great
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    Friday, October 30 2009, 11:28 AM - #Permalink
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    You are correct - the proxy server typically only handles port 80 (http) and port 443 (https) depending on your specific config (it can handle more). Any other ports are handled by NAT.
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    Saturday, October 31 2009, 01:33 AM - #Permalink
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    Thanks Jim for the info
    Will it be a good idea to open more ports to go though the proxy server for programs and block the ports handled by NAT or turn NAT off
    If it is a good idea how can I do this
    sorry for been a bit off subject
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    Sunday, November 01 2009, 12:17 PM - #Permalink
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    found a program call squish that can limit by time and data by ip or login ,it connects to squid , as anyone tried to use this program . Can it be installed onto clearos. Will it see all the ports or only the ones for the proxy

    http://www.ledge.co.za/software/squint/squish/

    any help will be great thanks
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    Wednesday, January 13 2010, 07:34 AM - #Permalink
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    I'm also interested in using squish, have you made any progress in using it? Would love a heads up before losing any more hair on a new project.
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    Tuesday, January 26 2010, 08:00 PM - #Permalink
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    I have used squish on CentOS boxes, be careful as it does not reset monthly db figures. You will need to do this manually, or write a script for this. Also it does not work on date periods. For example it does not reset every Friday. If the user is squished then it takes a week to clear, if you set up weekly limits. I hope this makes a little sense.

    I live in Zimbabwe and am trying to find a similar solution to allocating bandwidth quota's per user. Hence why I tried squish. I have just moved across to ClearOS and looking to use this for all my clients (I own a linux support company in Zimbabwe). If clients had money to spend, I would load IPCop as the gateway server. This has the perfect tool for Limiting users via quota's.

    I would really like to have a solution in ClearOS so that I can use one server as the gateway and mail server etc.

    Anyone got any other options ? B)
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    Wednesday, February 24 2010, 02:31 PM - #Permalink
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    I'd also like any suggestions on setting up squish with ClearOS.

    I was never able to get it working on by previous CC server.

    -Rob A>
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    Monday, March 07 2016, 01:16 PM - #Permalink
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    Hello all, and thanks for this helpful post,
    my question is can you give me a link for installation guide, i tried the help that come with the application but with no lock.
    thank you
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