per user 'rate limiting' and 'bandwidth throttle' proxy gateway ?
Posted on 2009-04-21
I am trying to find a free (or low cost) solution that allow me to "Share Internet Fairly" at home among 6 users. I have a quick look on clarkconnect and pfsense but neither of them seem to be able to achieve per user based 'rate limiting' and 'bandwidth throttle'.
I don't mind to build a linux box myself to do it , but i only have little knowledge about squid and not so sure which package to use to build 'rate limiting' & 'bandwidth throttle' in the context of per user basis (got to involved with ldap or mysql i suppose...).
Last but not least, does cache proxy has any practical & noticeable improvement for 6~7 user environment? Say for browsing or youtubing, etc.
ps: the modem i have is cisco877