Seeking traffic shaping/transparent proxy solution
chris.carey at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 17:49:55 MST 2008
On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Corey Edwards <tensai at zmonkey.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 15:45 -0700, Carl Youngblood wrote:
> > I am trying to find a good (hopefully free/low-price/easy) solution
> > for rationing bandwidth on a per-user basis to a number of downstream
> > wifi APs and wired clients, as well as caching downloads so that
> > future requests can be served locally. NoCatSplash-type functionality
> > would be a good plus too. But it needs to be in a single server,
> > because I will be supporting user counts that are too large to do with
> > individual APs, and I don't want to have to configure each AP
> > separately, other than to configure its wifi settings.
> I recommend Mikrotik RouterOS. It's Linux based and has a ton of great
> features. I'm sure you could use straight up Linux for all of it, but
> the management with Mikrotik is great. My company uses their Router
> Boards for access points and they're awesome. The one thing I can't tell
> you is where we buy them from, as I'm not involved in that process.
Ditto. RouterOS is a great solution. I use RouterBoard + RouterOS as
my firewall. It can handle the traffic shaping, queues, the hotspot,
use Radius auth, etc.
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