Shared cable LAN with 15 users

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Zubair

Shared cable LAN with 15 users   28 March 2006, 22:36

Hi...
i am having a cable net which is shared on lan among 15 users... i want to know how to configure the rules.. i have 2 interfaces local area connection 2 and local area connection 3. To wat interface should i set the rule to. I am not getting the rated speed and i have given 19 kb/sec for 15 users and we are having 1 Mbps connection. It looks like it is trying to get the speed slowly and doesn't come immediately. Tell me how to config this connection
thank you
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Re: Cable Net   28 March 2006, 23:06

Do you know who is connected to each interface? For example, if you know that LAN2 is connected to the 192.168.20.1 - 192.168.20.10 and LAN3 is connected to 192.168.30.1 - 192.168.30.10, then for the first group of addresses choose the NIC LAN1 and for the second NIC LAN2.
Zubair

Cable LAN   18 May 2006, 17:23

ISP
| |
Cable modem
|
PC WinXP ICS
|
PC A, B, C, D, E

this should be typical, i wonder why didn't you give an example

I'd like to
Unlimit PC Server
Unlimit LAN inbound traffic
Limit PC A through E to some common group website: google, yahoo etc on working hour
http,ftp & mail
Unlimit PC A,B & C to a specific site of our collocation server for administration
Block other traffic on working hour, Unblock otherwise
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Re: Cable Net   18 May 2006, 20:23

I didn't realize your network topology completely. Now it is clear. Your rules can be as follows (don't forget to adjust these IP addresses to your network ones):

Local Traffic

Rule #1: Permit unlimited local traffic
 Protocol: TCP/UDP
 Direction: Both
 Rate: Unlimited
 Source: Range: 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.255
 Destination: Range: 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.0.255
 Interface: LAN (which points to the local network)

Traffic to the collocation server

Rule #1: Client A to collocation
 Protocol: TCP/UDP
 Direction: Both
 Rate: Unlimited
 Source: Computer A's address
 Destination: The collocation server
 Interface: LAN (which points to the local network)

...

Rule #3: Client C to collocation
 Protocol: TCP/UDP
 Direction: Both
 Rate: Unlimited
 Source: Computer C's address
 Destination: The collocation server
 Interface: LAN (which points to the local network)

Any other Internet traffic (to web-sites, mail and ftp)

Rule #5: Client A
 Protocol: TCP/UDP
 Direction: Both
 Rate: set as needed
 Source: Computer A's address
 Destination: Any IP address
 Interface: LAN (which points to the local network)

...

Rule #9: Client E
 Protocol: TCP/UDP
 Direction: Both
 Rate: set as needed
 Source: Computer E's address
 Destination: Any IP address
 Interface: LAN (which points to the local network)

Finally, you can bind the rules 5 to 9 with a timetable, so these rules will apply only in working hours. If this is unclear for you, or you have any other questions, please ask.

Re: Cable Net   18 May 2006, 20:32

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Zubair

i have 2 interfaces local area connection 2 and local area connection 3


The first thing I would do is to rename these interfaces to "Internet" (goes to cable modem) and "LAN" (goes switch/hub).

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Zubair

this should be typical, i wonder why didn't you give an example


See Examples of use.

Unlimit PC Server
- create a rule at the top of list that allows unlimited traffic to the IP or MAC of this box

Unlimit LAN inbound traffic
- Im having so issues with this myself, I can only suggest playing with 'direction', 'source' and 'destination' options in the rule to find a working combination.

Limit PC A through E to some common group website: google,yahoo etc on working hour
http,ftp & mail
- In theory....
- Create a schedule that defines working hours.
- Create a MAC/IP group that contains the target LAN hosts.
- Create a MAC/IP group that contains the target Internet hosts
- This is gonna be tough for sites like yahoo/google which have a bazillion IP's - you will need to determine the ranges and specify whole IP ranges. If anyone has done the homwwork on this please share.
- Create a rule that specifies the target groups as the source/destinations and uses the working hours schedule.

Unlimit PC A,B & C to a specific site of our collocation server for administration
- Create a MAC/IP group with machines A,B,C
- Create a rule which allows this group unlimited rate to the colo server.
- Make sure this rule is above any limiting rules.

Block other traffic on working hour, Unblock otherwise
- Place a catch-all rule at the bottom of your ruleset that uses the 'working hours' schedule and set the rate option to 'block'.
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Re: Cable Net   18 May 2006, 21:01

Scooper, thanks for the great addition to my answer smile

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