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Re: problem with win 2003 sp1

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Samir, if you can post the error message that was displayed when the server didn't boot, it could shed some light on the problem.

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Dynamic allocation is planned in the second half of 2006.

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sure, that would be excellent. The entire product is really built from the customers' suggestions

Re: What's new in version 2.8

14 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

What do you mean?

Re: Printer Inspector Reports Problems

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

This a well know problem, but there is no solution. Unfortunately, Print Inspector is a highly hardware (printer) dependent product, with some printers it works fine, but with some it does not. That is why it is important to give the trial software a good test. In your case, the printer driver reports the job as zero page or wrong number pages that results incorrect records. Sorry, but we can't

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That's will be a new feature added to the next bandwidth manager build (hopefully to Monday).

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

No, this information is not stored due to the possible quick database growth and performance degradation. The bandwidth manager keeps a record (bytes sent, bytes received) about a particular rule on a particular day. If need to store it, say every 30 seconds, we can customize it for you, but... I am unsure if the database engine can handle such a volume and all this stuff may become slow quickly.

Re: What's new in version 2.8

14 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

It is now able to detect MAC addresses even if the host is behind a router. The previous release was able to detect MACs only on the current subnet. However, the router must not block the NetBios protocol and the remote host must have this service enabled.

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This one supports KWF and Sygate.

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That means the following. Any IP address can be represented as a number in range 0..2^32. Due to use a signed integer variable instead of unsigned one, the bandwidth manager didn't match any IP address in range 2^31 .. 2^32 with the IP groups. If such an address was in a packet, it always didn't match with the group. In other words, some addresses mismach with the group altough although they must

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

One more pre-release build 2.6B1 is now available, it features advanced rule statistics. A few bugs have been fixed. Alex, the previous build did not handle IP groups correctly, please use this update.

Re: Controlling bandwidth based on user account

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Dan, one subnetwork have have just one gateway. However, the gateway may forward packets through different links (DSL connections) if routing the gateway tables are properly set.

Re: Setting Up Rules to Work on Gateway / File Server

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, it won't work. First we need to list those who can download through the proxy. Then block anyone else. Second, permit local communications. Third, permit direct uploads. Then block anyone else. Have a look on the following ruleset: Name: Downloads Direction: Out Rate: 300 kbit/s Protocol: TCP/UDP Interface: LAN Source: Local : port 8080 Destination: MAC Address .... Other r

Re: Setting Up Rules to Work on Gateway / File Server

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

So, you've got a proxy server for downloads and NO proxy for uploads, right? Then, the rules will be different. First we need to describe those who download data through proxy. Secondly, allow unlimited local bandwidth. Finally, throttle uploads. The rules order is important: Name: Downloads Direction: Out Rate: 300 kbit/s Protocol: TCP/UDP Interface: LAN Source: Local : port 8080

Re: IP ranges not working

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, that a correct way, but... the ranges 1.0.0.0 - 9.255.255.255 + 11.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.254 must work anyway. I'll check it and get back with the answer or fix. Update: this was a bug. If an IP address in decimal form is greater than 2^31, this could be handled incorrectly. New pre-release build fixes that.

Re: proble to config bandwith manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Strange question. It works as long as the network and the software is properly configured and connected, no matter hubs or switches are in use.

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi Gavin & Alex! Alex: it it strange that it does not work with VMWare. Did you have the test inside a virtual machine (guest OS) or try to run the bandwidth manager on the host OS? Gavin: this is to the Windows TCP/IP stack implementation. All local communications are handled specially by the kernel, above the so called NDIS layer. In simple words, this means that the bandwidth manager

Re: Setting Up Rules to Work on Gateway / File Server

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Is there a proxy server runnung on the two NICs machine? I would change your rules in this way (ports are all set to "any": Direction: Both Rate: Unlimited Protocol: Any IP Based Interface: LAN Source: Whole IP Range: 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.0.15 Destination: Whole IP Range: 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.0.15 INTERNET RULES FOR CLIENTS 2 THRU 15 Direction: Out Rate: 300 kb

Re: Unfair bandwidth sharing?

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It should be the TCP/IP stack default behaviour, using DRR (deficit round robin) algorithm but really it isn't so. This is a quite common situation, even in the simplest case: two users are downloaded a file through a single connection, they get different speeds. Unfortunately, I don't know any solutions for that.

Re: Upcoming Bandwidth Manager

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

A new beta build is now available! Here's what must work fine and what may not: Transfer rate limit down to 300 bytes per second. Previous limit was 1514 bytes per second, but some customers want to throttle connections at such lower rates. Must work fine. Unlimited address groups. The groups no longer have a maximum size restriction. Must work fine. Alex, this is for you Configurable

Re: Dedicated Server

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Hi David. Yes, it controls the bandwidth of the machine where it is installed and any traffic passed from/to/through this PC. So, if you your server runs Windows, it is a good choice to install the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager on this server to apply specific bandwidth restrictions. Andrew.

Re: I Have a problem with rules

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It's difficult to say what's wrong here. Probably KWF does some packets processing and modifies these before they arrive to the bandwidth manager layer, but I don't know exactly, sorry.

Re: I Have a problem with rules

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I am not quite sure why you mentioned 32/16 kB and 64 Kb. Are the users able to access the Internet in both ways: directly and through proxy? So, if you want to limit them as 32/16 each if they access directly and 64/64 if they access through proxy, make your rules like this: Rule 1: download/upload limit to 64kB/s Direction: Both Protocol TCP and UDP Source: local host : proxy port Dest

Re: Setting up my RULES!

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It is a relative thing. Basically, source is the address where a packet comes from, destination is the address where a packet comes to. So, if the bandwidth manager is installed on a workstation, source can be local host and destination can be any IP address.

Re: PI and SQL Server

14 years ago, by Andrew in Print Inspector Forum

Yes, this issue has been fixed in a build of the 15th of May. Simply download the current installation package and install it over the previous release.

Re: User disables proxy and puts the IP address of proxy on their NIC gateway

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Just change the bandwidth manager rules as suggested above to catch those users.

Re: User disables proxy and puts the IP address of proxy on their NIC gateway

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This is correct behaviour. When users bypass the proxy, their IP packets are directed to the Internet, not to the proxy host. Simply set each rule's Destination to Any IP Address instead of Local host, and it will start working.

Re: Setting up my RULES!

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

What happens if you make your rule like this: Rule #1: Test Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Both Rate: 2000 Source: localhost Destination: Any IP address Interface: Any if still doesn't work, try this one Rule #1: Test Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Both Rate: 2000 Source: IP of the computer Destination: Any IP address Interface: Any

Re: User disables proxy and puts the IP address of proxy on their NIC gateway

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Please clarify what you mean by saying 'does not work'. Does it not throttle traffic, or something else? I also need to have a look at your full set of rules: you can export them to an .xml file and attach to your message.

Re: Wireless router connected to two wireless PC's and two hard-wired PC's

14 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Please mention where you have installed the bandwidth manager and what exactly rules have you tried?