Linux Control Network Upload and Download

Posted on 2009-07-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-07

i have network with 20 Computer and DSL connection all computers connected by Wires and i have Linux Machine with Centos 5.3 OS

I want to control the network upload and download for this PCs on the network

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Nopius earned 500 total points
ID: 24820449
I advice you to use one of firewall/router targeted distros:

1) Linux: endian firewall has 'global' traffic shaper, appliable to all clients:

2) FreeBSD: pfSense (the latest devel verion 2.0 also has traffic shaper with per IP limitation):

3) FreeBSD: m0n0wall has traffic shaper features:

They all have web interface and they are user friendly.
Otherwise traffic shaping is not that simple for administration in generic distribution of either FreeBSD or Linux.
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by:Kamran Arshad
ID: 24820911

If you want to just control the ftp and http traffic, then you can deploy squid on the centos machine with 2 NIC cards as a transparent proxy. This will log as well as restrict the traffic on your LAN as well as you can apply bandwidth restrictions using delayed pools feature;

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Dear uetian1707

I need to want to to use squid for this solution with steps

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by:Kamran Arshad
ID: 24821837
Thanks for the update. Below is a step by step guide;

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This way not success

I will Explain to you whats i want exactly

I want to limit download and Upload for all network computers using Linux Server


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