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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.

Re: No Folders found

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Most probably your ISP has setup blocking of the file sharing protocol. As a test you can run the net view or net view \\ip address command from a console. If it also shows nothing then the reason is your ISP.

Re: NT4 & MS Proxy...How do I get this to work?

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

The SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager core cannot be installed on Windows 95/98/ME. You can install only the GUI control tool, but the core requires Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.

Re: problems with ms workgroups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks for telling me about this. I tried to simulate the problem with the bandwidth manager but with no luck. Now I know that the manager is not the reason.

Re: Reporting in Web Interface

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

1. In general, there are plans to add HTML based reports accessible by the network clients, but we still have not decided how it could be. Because many customers would like to integrate the bandwidth manager into their web and billing systems, most probably it will be a set of scripts in different programming languages such as PHP, ASP, C++. 2. As for now, I might recommend to make a custom sc

Re: port/ip priorities - skype, games etc.

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sorry, the current SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager release does not support dynamic bandwidth allocation with prioritization. This is a complex feature and perhaps it will be implemented closer to v3.0

Re: quota calculations

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You are talking about static routing. The bandwidth manager is not a router, if static routing like this would be configured, the manager can throttle it and apply quotas as described. In other words, the bandwidth manager is unable to route traffic through different interfaces (this is the job for the OS kernel), but can work with already routed traffic.

Re: problems with ms workgroups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

How are these computers connected between each other?

Re: quota calculations

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

By design, if you create two (or more rules) rules that points to a single quota, these rules will be independent. For example, if the quota permits 100 MB per week, as soon as one of these two rules reaches the limit, it will be throttled. When two rules reach the limit, both will be throttled. In other words, they do not depend on each other. Anyway, with that new build you can force a quot

Re: Version 2.3 and 2.4

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Is there anything in the bandwidth manager event log?

Re: Version 2.3 and 2.4

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

So version 2.3 worked perfectly until you installed v2.4, right?

Re: problems with ms workgroups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Please post your exact rules, describe your current network layout and where the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager was installed

Re: BW Manager and configuration

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

1) Yes, the software is stable but to be sure, you may wish to configure the SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager service to restart on a failure. Take a look at the Recovery tab at the 'Services' control panel applet when viewing the service properties. This will force Windows to restart the service or even reboot the PC in case of a failure. Moreover, I would recommend to test it carefully in your env

Re: Version 2.3 and 2.4

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Two versions cannot coexist at the same time installed in different folders. To downgrade to v2.3 you should uninstall all installed copies and then install v2.4. To upgrade to v2.4 it can be installed over v2.3 in the same folder. Hope this helps.

Re: quota calculations

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thank you for pointing us to the issue with FireFox. It has just been fixed. As to your suggestion regarding quotas, it is almost ready to be published. Please send a message to support@softperfect.com and we will send you an URL to download it. As soon as we test it fully, it will be available for public.

Re: Dedicated server XP machine with 2 network cards

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You should watch the traffic on the LAN interface, not on the cable one. A rule may look as follows: Protocol: TCP/UDP Direction: Incoming Rate: 30000 bytes/sec Interface: LAN (that connected to the hubs) Source: MAC address of a machine Destination: Any Please let me know how it works for you.

Re: Why does port 8702 need to be open?

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

TCP port 8701 is used by the Standard edition of the bandwidth manager. TCP port 8702 is used by the Lite edition of the bandwidth manager. So, it is not necessary to open both. Open the one according to the edition you are using.

Re: Priority when bridging

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Because internal Windows bridging is not supported, we recommend to use the bandwidth manager built-in bridging features. Good luck with bandwidth management

Re: How can I connect to a remote pc and limit its bandwidth?

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Run the GUI and enter the IP address of a remote PC. After a successful connection, make two rules as Example 3 on this page

Re: Some new ideas

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You can upgrade to v2.4 to have the mentioned functionality.