bandwidth limiting, non limiting router..
Posted on 2004-11-10
Curious and bored once more, wondering if someone can help me out..
Basically, I have a router with no bandwidth limiting features. I would like to limit bandwidth from certian IP's on this network.
After considering installing QoS and IPv6 to give a significant amount of lag, on to the computers which I wish to limit, This.. didn't make much sense, so, I thought "Hmm, what if I were a sort of "man-in-the-middle" proxy. EG Router-Me-IPsIwantLimited
Is there any software out there for this kind of operation?
So I change the default gateways on the machines to my IP address, My Comp. basically just forwards the traffic to the router at a set speed, as though the router were recieving it at a 28.8k sorta speed.., recieves response from router and forwards it back to the IP address that requested said information, without havening to setup proxy server sh..tuff in web-browsers/realplayer or whatever / etc
I'm trying various proxy-software at the moment but none of it does quite what I want to so far.. I shall continue though.
I'm sure there'll be holes in this plan as I'm extremely tired at the moment, but if anyone knows of software that does this sorta thing, It would be *greatly* apprechiated.
And because rebuilding the wheel is bad.