Re: Has anyone used etinc bandwidth manager on Debian?
I dont work for this company but saw it demo'ed once and it was neat,
and the price is right.
The interface is really neat, and would allow you to bill as well.
On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 10:15:44PM -0400, Theodore Knab wrote:
> We have the Etinc bandwidth manager machine running on FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE.
> Although it is not Debian, it seems pretty good turnkey device to limit the p2p
> stuff. We purchased it as turnkey machine. It functions primarily use as bandwidth
> shapper. I am also using it as a firewall.
> It sits between our core Cisco router and our Cisco
> Catalyst  Switch. We have 9MB feed and the bsd box doesn't work at all.
> I setup the rules to rate limit on global scale
> limiting p2p traffic across the network. It works good as a global
> traffic management device.
> After setting it up, we had lower latency rates, and greater
> transfer rates across the board for traditional applications [mail,webstuff,terminal access].
> However, since logging can over burden the internal MYSQL server, if
> someone tries to manage every IP trouble will occur.
> I almost killed the bandwdith manger once when I setup rules to manage ever one
> of our 3000 ip addresses. ;-)
> I do not know of any good devices that can micro manage traffic.
> Even the packetter is junk from my user prospective. My home provider ly.net
> uses a Packetter to manage my wireless traffic and the traffic is
> consistently laggy, which prevents me from playing online games. :-(
> Just as a side note I think the bwmgr does an ok job as a firewall, but
> ipf or iptables would be better.
> For people not familiar with the turnkey bandwidth manager it is
> composed of both open source software and the 'bwmgr' application.
> mysql database -- used for holding rules
> stores firewall rejects and passes
> stroes bandwidth consumption over time
> webadmin interface
> -- used for creating rules and managing the
> bwmgr (ETNIC's propietary bandwitdth shapper)
> --actuall thingy doing bandwidth shapping and firewall
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2003 at 08:28:23AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 23:15, Sonny Kupka wrote:
> > Has anyone used etinc bandwidth manager
> > (http://www.etinc.com/index.php?page=bwmgr.htm) on a Debian system?
> > It's not one of the supported distributions and I just wondered if I could
> > get by with the software version or if I should just buy one of the
> > appliances they offer.
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