Help with setting up BM, XP server with IPCop

Started by Zapnologica

Help with setting up BM, XP server with IPCop   09 February 2010, 00:44

Hi there,

I just downloaded BM yesterday,

What i am trying to do is use it to manage peoples internet, i have a small ISP and i want to use it to cap people and allocate them like 2GB @ 256kbps.


My server is running XP, it has IPCop (router os) loaded and running on it in a Virtual Machine.


So i have loaded BM on xp.


I cant get it to monitor intenet, I cant get it to count all traffic ( eg, copying files from the server) i just want it to manage internet usage?


What settings am i going to have to have to get this to work?


Q2:
sub question.


I have a wireless access point that connects to my server,
To That connects wireless CPE's they just wireless bridges to the network? If i set them to router can i put that Wireless clients MAC address in BM and then every pc that uses internet from behind that wireless router, it will all be captured under one rule? So then i can just create a rule for each client i have?
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Re: Help with setting up BM, XP server with IPCop   10 February 2010, 00:21

Q1. This depends on what VM you are using and it is connected to the host machine. It you are using a bridged network adapter, most likely it won't work.

Q2. In principles, yes. This depends on whether the APs pass the client MAC addresses unchanged. Some APs substitute users' MAC addresses with their own ones, and therefore you can only rely on the IP addresses of the users.

Help with setting up BM   10 February 2010, 03:03

Yea i think its a bridged addapter.


But Networlk ports are avalible on xp, but the vmware machine is then setup using bridged NIC.


if that is the case can i load BM on annother computer. or does the pc have to be connected to the network on one NIC and the modem on the other NIC?
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Help with settin gup BM   12 February 2010, 23:03

You can load BM on another PC and chain them as follows:

<Network> - <BM with bridging on> - <IPCop host> - <Modem>


Hope this helps.

Help with settin gup BM   13 February 2010, 00:11

So i would need a totaly diff computer? could i not just put 2 more NIC on the computer and make ipcop run of 2 NICs, that are not related to windows. then i have 2 NIC for windows and 2 for ipcop. so then i have a brigging cable from one to the other. Or i must just ditch ipcop and get a normal router.

Help with setting up BM   16 February 2010, 04:34

Ok i have just been playing around


i took my desktop and put annotehr NIC in. bridged it to the other one,

so now one nic is conencted to my network and the other is connected to my wless AP,

Now i want to limit or watch my laptops internet usage, internet only, nothign else.

What do my rule settings have to be. cause i cant get jsut internet to work? i can only get it to watch every thing.


pls help
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Help with setting up BM   16 February 2010, 20:42

Without knowing exactly what is connected to what I cannot provide a ready to use rule. As a generic example, it might be something like this:
Source: Client's IP address
Destination: Not in 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255
Protocol: TCP/UDP
Interface: LAN
This rule will monitor non-local traffic from the client. You need to adjust the local IP address range to the one used in your network.

Help with setting up BM   17 February 2010, 06:33

Well all the computers use 192.168.1.x

the routers ip is 192.168.1.1

so internets destination is not the routers ip eg( 192.168.1.1)??
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Help with settin gup BM   18 February 2010, 20:59

You should exclude the whole whole range, that is:
Source: Client's IP address
Destination: Not in 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.255
Protocol: TCP/UDP
Interface: LAN
In order to make a "not" rule, enter these IP address ranges normally and then check Invert destination address in the rule's advanced settings.

Help with settin gup BM   19 February 2010, 03:02

Oh thnaks,

I was jsut gona ask how do you create a not rule.

Thanks i will give it a try.

Help with setting up BM   03 March 2010, 06:02

And it does work with the virtual machine:


does BM not come in support for linux? Or atleast work on linux?

Help with setting up BM   03 March 2010, 06:03

And it does work with the virtual machine:


does BM not come in support for linux? Or atleast work on linux?

Cause i would rather not have to pay for the OS and the BM sodtware.
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Help with settin gup BM   03 March 2010, 21:45

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Zapnologica

And it does work with the virtual machine:


That depends on what exactly you mean by work with the virtual machine. Inside a VM, it will work on a guest OS just fine. However, on the host OS, it depends on what sort of network connectivity you have between the host and virtual machines.

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Zapnologica

does BM not come in support for linux? Or atleast work on linux?


It does not (and will not in the nearest future).

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Zapnologica

Cause i would rather not have to pay for the OS and the BM sodtware.


Then this document titled Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO should become your bible smile

Help with settin gup BM   04 March 2010, 02:21

It does not (and will not in the nearest future).


How come? Just no market for it or what?
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Help with settin gup BM   04 March 2010, 12:11

There are several considerations:

1) Linux users usually do not purchase software.
2) Linux systems have got built-in bandwidth management tools (see the howto above).
3) Linux systems have got a small market share.
4) Reworking the application for Linux involves a lot of technical challenges.

Sometimes you can get the answer faster if you try the forum search and/or have a look at the software user manual to see if your question has already been answered.

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