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Linux as QoS Router

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Hello
Is there a Linux based product that would allow me to use a dedicated, powerful PC or server as an edge router in my network and allow to define QoS rules via a reliable GUI system?
I think ipchains and iptables does support QoS but I do not have the necessary knowledge to configure and maintain a CLI-based system so need something with a GUI if possible.

If this product would provide load-balancing between 2 WAN links (1 ADSL and 1 cable connection, both assymmetrical 4mbits.) that would be a plus :)
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I know you are asking for a linux based system but most all routers (including cisco) now days have a simple web interface for all configurations. My suggestion would be (especially for an edge router) to purchase a good quality router that is built for routing and QoS to handle the traffic. Good Cisco routers can be found on ebay for cheep.

Just my two cents :)
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Hi,

Please check out the below Linux based routing solutions;

Quagga       www.quagga.net
XORP           www.xorp.org
Zebra          www.zebra.org
Vyatta         www.vyatta.com

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I stumbled across this post as I too am looking for a software based QoS solution to mess around with.  In searching I stumbled across this one http://www.coolsolutions.eu/ipsqos/index.php 

If you want something that is much easier and you have $450 laying around you can't go wrong with a Kentrox Q1300.  I have configured five of these now for networks running VoIP and they are wonderful devices.  The Q1300 is a QoS appliance that sits between your Firewall/Router and your switch and shapes all traffic going on and off of the network.  If you are looking specifically for a Router they make one of those also...Q2300 I believe??  Link for the Q1300 http://www.kentrox.com/getdoc/6199520b-7060-4675-8bfd-e8d16056bed1/Q1300.aspx

Hope this helps!!
Michael WorshamCloud/Infrastructure Solutions Architect
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You might want to take a look at Untangle, an commercial-grade open source alternative to SonicWALL.

Site: http://www.untangle.com

Additional information for Untangle & QoS Configuration:
http://wiki-beta.untangle.com/index.php/Enabling_Untangle_QoS
http://wiki.untangle.com/index.php/QoS

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Another option would be to look at PFSense -- a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router.

Site: http://www.pfsense.org

PFSense Features:
http://www.pfsense.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=40&Itemid=43

PFSense & QoS:
http://www.wyckedone.net/2007-02-03/pfsense-rocks/
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