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 From:  "Alex M" <radiussupport at lrcommunications dot net>
 To:  "'Mono Dev List'" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Available bandwidth warning system
 Date:  Thu, 26 Oct 2006 13:34:43 -0400
Just a though:

I'm sitting at veryyyyyyyyyy loaded segment right now and its ridiculous. So
I think maybe we can ad function that I never seen so far which will
accompanying the traffic shaper?  Something like if too amny users are
connected to mono it will show thw captice portal page saying that your
speed is affected by router overload; current load id 100%. Then use some
sort of algorithm or sockets system to find out if there is another mono box
from same provider, and if yes offer user to try to push them to another not
loaded box, and if they cant connect there switch back.

 

Reasons why this thought coma up and my current topology:

1)im in high-rise complex with around 48,000 people using wi-fi. Complex
runs 15 hotspot controllers that do cover same ares. Some time one
controller can have load of 10,000 people while its neighbor can have only
100. In order to deal with such thing it is possible to enable load and
balancing if all controllers cycled in one network (mono doesn't have it,
pfsense suppose to have it; but in this case controller will only save 20%
cpu and will still have to redirect traffic onto another controller, his
could save external line bandwidth though) another case is when AP selects
which controller to send user too, in this case no traffic will go to only
not loaded controllers.

 

First Thought Requirements for this are:

-Load and Balance support

-Custom APs (I'll say MonoAP as separate project that does only AP thingies)

-Algorithms to measure and analyze max possible bandwidth and overload
probability based on current and historical data

 

 

Any thoughts on this?