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Re: problem with 2 nics + 1 server

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

If you have enabled the RRAS service and the server does NAT (Newtwork Address Translation), there is no sense to use bridging. Remove the bridge and make a rule like this: Rule #1: Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Both Rate: set as needed Source: 192.168.1.25 - 192.168.1.50 Destination: Any IP address Interface: LAN (one, which points to the local network) This should work.

Re: question

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Because you cannot connect to anywhere. The program GUI when you run it asks you where you would like to connect, assuming the server running the second part of the bandwidth manager - system service. In most cases the service is installed on the same PC with GUI, you should use localhost to connect to the same PC.

Re: problem with 2 nics + 1 server

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sorry, I have read your message uncarefully. Does your network look like this (correct me if I am wrong)? PC1 .. PCn with the addresses 192.168.1.25 to 192.168.1.50 are connected through the switch to the LAN nic of the server running the bandwidth manager. The second nic of server is connected to the broadband router. Is the Internet available from the PC1 .. PCn when you bridge the NICs?

Re: problem with 2 nics + 1 server

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You have specified wrong interface. Apply the rule on the LAN interface (connected to the switch) and this will work.

Re: Lost statistics

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sure, I have just added a comment into our to-do list. We will fix it in the nearest release.

Re: mac address

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

May be the manager does not catch the traffic from the another site? What is your network layout?

Re: Lost statistics

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Does the server use the NTFS file system? Normally nothing cause lose stats as the bandwidth manager uses an ACID compliant database engine (SQLite) with transactions. Basically there are two places with traffic counters: 1. Each rule has two counters of incoming and outgoing packets processed. These counters are for information only, you see them when look at the rule stats. These numbers

Re: mac address

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

How do the MAC addresses look like? Are the addresses six bytes long?

Re: mac address

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This means by some reason the manager could not convert an IP address to the MAC address. As a solution, lookup the IP addresses in any other software and then paste into the bandwidth manager.

Re: Not sure if this is right..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Whoops... you are right, I was wrong ! The rule "unthrottled local communications" must be the first in the ruleset to handle the local traffic before any other rules apply.

Re: Not sure if this is right..

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The program stops searching for rules when a matched rule found (rules apply in descending order in the rules list with highest priority rules at the top). This rule limiting any computer not listed above Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Both Rate: x bytes/sec Interface: LAN Source: Any Destination: Any I would place at the end of the rule set. The following one permitting unthrottle

Re: Sorting rules

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That's correct behaviour. Rules order is very important as the rules apply in descending order in the rules list with highest priority rules at the top. Sorting is available, but only to see the rules once. Any operation reloads the rules in their original order.

Re: RULE to Limit a Group of Users to a Set LIMIT

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

There is no way to do so without making 100 rules. Specially for that the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager has a helpful batch wizard. If you would like to add a number of rules, for example to cover a LAN segment, use the Add Batch command. It helps you to create many similar rules within a single action.

Re: KWF

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I forgot to provide an URL to the Lite edition. All the above notes apply except backing up the database as the Lite edition does not use it. Download the Lite edition at

Re: KWF

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

New release with a different driver model is out. More information here

Re: KWF

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sure, we'll try to fix it. Please allow a few days for that.

Re: Lite version Queue Size

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

I have recently received a customer report informs me about a similar issue. After he upgraded to the latest version, the manager begins keeping a higher number of packets in the queue than before (at least 5x increase). Moreover, his previously defined transfer limits do not throttle connections correctly. So, I will check it with the latest and previous releases and probably there will be a bug

Re: KWF

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The latest release of BWM v2.5 contains a revised version of the NDIS driver (some minor bugs have been fixed). Unfortunately I do not know if it still causes the problem with KWF as we were unable to repoduce it. If you are going to try, please let me know about the result.

Re: Softperfect at SBS 2003

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You are welcome

Re: Softperfect at SBS 2003

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

This situation seems strange. I would recommend to try the following rules: Direction: Both Rate: Unlimited Protocol: TCP/UDP LAN interface Source: Range: 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255 : Any Port Destination: Range: 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255 : Ports 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 445 Direction: Both Rate: 5KB/s Protocol: TCP/UDP LAN interface Source: 192.168.1.5 Destination: An

Re: Lite version Queue Size

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It mostly depends on the traffic composition. For instance, if you just download a file from the Internet, there is the only TCP connection and the queue is short. But if you run say a P2P client like eMule, it establihes a lot of TCP sessions and also uses the datagram oriented UDP protocol, then the queue size may be raised. However, the queue size is not a problem until it peaks to hundreds wh

Re: Additional columns in reports

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Actually the network scanner returns either NetBios name or FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) depending on the network configuration (uses the standard gethostbyaddr call). There is no way to extract both names or force resolving into FQDN or NetBios names.

Re: Softperfect at SBS 2003

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

How do the network clients access the Internet through the ISA server: using NAT (address translation) or proxy server? The rules above are based on the idea of splitting packets on the destination field. If the destination is the in local IP address range then it is a local packet. Otherwise it is an external packet. But if you are using a proxy server, this does not work because the clients

Re: Bandwidth Manager compared to Linux/BSD

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Well, basically there are three algorithms widely used for bandwidth management TBF (Token Bucket Filter), DRR (Deficit Round Robin) and HTB (Hierarchical Token Bucket). Unlike Linux tools, our Bandwidth Manager currently implements only TBF. This makes possible static bandwidth allocation but without guaranteed rates and traffic prioritization. Due to the imperfection of the TBF algorithm, in th

Re: Softperfect at SBS 2003

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Try something like this: Direction: Both Rate: Unlimited Protocol: TCP/UDP LAN interface Source: Range: 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255 Destination: Range: 192.168.1.0 - 192.168.1.255 Direction: Both Rate: 5KB/s Protocol: TCP/UDP LAN interface Source: 192.168.1.5 Destination: Any Direction: Both Rate: 5KB/s Protocol: TCP/UDP LAN interface Source: 192.168.1.6 Destination: Any

Re: No Folders found!

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Please understand - it is not possibly to scan the network if the system net command also fails, then the reason is your ISP firewall rules or Windows misconfiguration. Ask a local computer specialist for help.

Re: BWM upload problem

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

That's not a simple question. In general, you may try enabling the 'Transmit short TCP ACK frames with no queue' option in the bandwidth manager options, and then create a rule limiting outgoing bandwidth on the modem interface. Note that all the users who upload data through the ICS connection also will be affected.

Re: No Folders found!

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

The system code #53 means "The network path was not found" (ERROR_BAD_NETPATH). Something is wrong either with your connection, PC or ISP that prevents our network scanner and the net command from working correctly.

Re: No Folders found!

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Yes. You can see \\andy that is your own computer. Now try to run net view \\1.2.3.4 where 1.2.3.4 is an IP address from the range you tried to scan with our network scanner. Try this with a few different addresses. Does this command determine shared folders on the specific hosts? If no, the reason is your ISP.

Re: Some new ideas

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Usually there is no need in a tray icon. The bandwidth manager GUI is ran only when you configure it. The bandwidth manager core runs invisibly at a system boot and remains runnung until shutdown.