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Hi All

We have a customer who has bought a 100/100 fiber connection for his office block which he intends to distribute as the internet connection to the multiple offices as a managed service.  there will be multiple companies within the building.

However he would like to throttle the internet to certain customers and have the ability to manage it if possible to ensure no one customer hogs the connection.

Does anyone know of anything that can be used to manage a shared internet connection, free or otherwise....

Thanks
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There are many ways to implement throttling, it's called traffic shaping, Cisco hardware routers can do that, linux/BSD software routers can do that. The implementation and hardware choice would depend a lot on network physical structure, network topology, number of clients. It's dificult to offer more info without having full network plan and/or beeing there and seeing it.
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Thanks for the response

I am just looking for pointers for products that will do the job, the actual configuration is something I can work on once that bit is decided.

Any specific Cisco devices or Linux/BSD you recommend?  Assume there are 10 Companies sharing a 100/100 fiber connection....20 users in each company
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Any Cisco router should do. Just make sure it meets your needs.

Here is a short article.
http://slaptijack.com/networking/easy-traffic-shaping-in-cisco-ios/

As for FreeBSD
You would basically be using it as a firewall. Again make sure the machine is up to the task.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/linux-users/firewall.html
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Any Cisco router should do. Just make sure it meets your needs.

Here is a short article.
http://slaptijack.com/networking/easy-traffic-shaping-in-cisco-ios/

As for FreeBSD
You would basically be using it as a firewall. Again make sure the machine is up to the task.
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/linux-users/firewall.html

There are also content filter appliances that do bandwidth throttling easily enough. One we use is a slide bar for each customer/network.
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Cisco box did the trick - thanks
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