How can I limit how much bandwidth an IP uses per a day?

Posted on 2011-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
How can I limit how much bandwidth an IP uses per a day?  To avoid people sucking up to much bandwidth, I'd like to find a way to make it so that an IP can only use a certain amount of bandwidth per a day.

I've got a windows server 2008 with Plesk.
Question by:davideo7
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    There is no builtin functionality in windows 2008 for this. You will need to implement a proxy server.
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    As mentioned if you are talking about internet usage then your best bet it to implement a proxy server.

    I'm not sure how cheap WebMarshal is but thats what we use and i know it has various quota functions and reporting functions.
    The best way however may be just to implement a proxy server that monitors staff usage, then if you notice a user is sucking up more than they should you send them a sternly worded email. Quota's can become frustrating as some users will expect higher quotas etc.

    Just implement and acceptable use policy and have reporting to enforce it.
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    Correct, there is not OOB module that provides that level of segragation. However, have you considered the IIS module.

    Bit Rate Thottling module

    It may help,

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