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
Registered: 8 years ago
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?
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?
Re: Help with setting up BM, XP server with IPCop 10 February 2010, 00:21
Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 5 693
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.
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.
Source: Client's IP address Destination: Not in 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255 Protocol: TCP/UDP Interface: LANThis 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.
Source: Client's IP address Destination: Not in 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.255 Protocol: TCP/UDP Interface: LANIn order to make a "not" rule, enter these IP address ranges normally and then check Invert destination address in the rule's advanced settings.
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.
does BM not come in support for linux? Or atleast work on linux?
It does not (and will not in the nearest future).
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
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.