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 From:  Ray Cummins <r at burlco dot org>
 To:  Bart Dubelaar <bart at hoteldeplataan dot nl>
 Cc:  m0n0wall List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal bandwidth limiting
 Date:  Tue, 13 Feb 2007 13:26:19 -0500
This might help:

16.2. How can I prioritize ACK packets with m0n0wall?


Bart Dubelaar wrote:
> Hello  everyone,
> I've set up a wireless hotspot with m0n0wall as a captive portal. I'm 
> using the latest beta version (1.3b2), which is really great as you 
> can run it from a USB stick. The system is up and running for 3 days 
> now and it's working great!
> One thing that I'm not sure about is if I should prevent excessive use 
> of bandwidth by users (p2p) in any way. The connection to the internet 
> is by means of ADSL. One of the nasty things of ADSL is that when the 
> upload channel get's maxed out the download channel stops working 
> also. So to prevent this I could blocks ports used by p2p programs, 
> but I don't like to limit the usability. The other thing is could do 
> is limit bandwidth usage. In the Captive Portal settings page one can 
> define a maximum bandwidth availability per user. The thing is that 
> all the users share one single captive portal account. So now finally 
> coming to my actual question: Is the bandwidth availability that I can 
> set in the captive portal page linked to one user account or is it 
> applied to every physical user that connects regardless of the account 
> that is used?
> For example, if I limit the bandwidth to 100kb and 2 users with 
> account ' guest' connect, will they both get the 100kb at their 
> disposition or will they share it?
> Regards,
> Bart Dubelaar
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