[clug] network quotas

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Wed Apr 16 20:15:16 EST 2003

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Kim Holburn wrote:
> At 6:59 PM +1000 2003/04/16, Michael Still wrote:
> >How about an iptables plugin which checks it's little list, and then can
> >reject over quota packets?
> If you're talking about the quota patch.  I don't think it can do what
> I want.  It sets an absolute quota (a per router reboot quota), not a
> per day quota.  maybe the limit match might be better.

I hadn't realised there were modules to do this. I was more suggesting
that you could write one...

> ...  Some of this
> is possible, some I can't see how to do and I'm not sure it would not
> run like a dog after all that.  There must be an easier way.

The module could talk to a userspace daemon that managed persisting the
quota information. How fast are the network links into and out of the



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