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Re: Unable to connect to IP address: error 10061 connection refused

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Have you installed the bandwidth manager server to the client computers? The bandwidth manager installation package consists of two components. The first is a system service (also known as server). It should be installed on a computer which you want to control. The second is just a GUI (also known as client). You should install the bandwidth manager service on the client PC(s) and the GUI on

Re: Bridging issues when router is used TCP IP setting of 2 NIC

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

No, give these two server NICs with any IP address from the 192.168.1.x network, then configure LAN users to use the router as gateway. The bridge is transparent for LAN users as they should go through it.

Re: Scanner

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Choose View - Filter Hosts - By Shares or click the corresponding toolbar button and the scanner will display only computers with shared folders.

Re: Port Scanning

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

What is the difference between 'listening' and 'open' ports? A port can accept connections (we call it open or listening) or can be closed or inactive.

Re: Limiting internet speed for one user with BM v3.5

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

1. It was doing exactly what you configured. Shaping any connections from/to 10.195.190.21 at the rate of 20 KB/s. 2. Yes, it was. 3. No difference, but if your LAN addresses are allocated with a DHCP server, MACs are better. 4. No difference. Both addresses are in the sampe packet. However, an IP address can be easily changed by the user or DHCP protocol while MAC addresses are permanen

Re: bridge two seperate networks with one box?

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

You can create independent bridges at the same box, for example anything from lan card #1 can be forwarded to card #2 and back, anything from card #3 can be forwarded to card #4 and back. The bridges are fully independent.

Re: MAC problem by creating Groups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Probably the AP substitute wireless MACs to its own one. Unfortunately, there is nothing to do with that, your only option is to use IP addresses.

Re: Problem with importing & IP groups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Yes, please expect an answer shortly

Re: MAC problem by creating Groups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

If you are using wireless, I am not sure. How does your network look like? It is like <Client 1>..<Client N> - <AP> - <The Internet>? If so, where have you placed the bandwidth manager?

Re: KWF

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Sorry, no. The KWF + Bandwidth Manager + Windows NT/2000 is still an issue and I cannot promise any soon resolution.

Re: Problem with Windows 2003 Server

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Are there any differences between previous and the current configurations? How do your rules look like? Also, please check the bandwidth manager event log if the trial period expired.

Re: MAC problem by creating Groups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Probably you are getting the MAC address of a router. If these two IP addresses are behind a router, you would be getting the same (but router's) MAC address.

Re: Losing network & internet connection

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

If the firewall is disabled, this does not mean that its kernel is unloaded and disabled. Most firewalls leave their driver loaded even if the firewall GUI is not active. As a solution, you can try temporary uninstalling the firewall.

Re: Suitable for student house?

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thanks, Barry. Yes, currently the bandwidth manager only supports static allocation. You could give the downloaders a fixed maximum transfer rate, but it will remain the same even if the internet link is not busy. We're working on dynamic allocation and guranteed rates

Re: Problem with importing & IP groups

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Please send me your modified XML file to e-mail support at softperfect.com and I'll check it. Nevertheless, there is a limit of 255 ranges per group. Why not merge some entries? For example, <item type="range">89.32.177.1-89.32.177.254</item> <item type="range">89.32.178.1-89.32.178.254</item> could be merged into <item type="range&quo

Re: VOIP control

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

It depends. Unfortunately, the current version of the bandwidth manager does not support dynamic bandwidth (re)allocation and guranteed rates, but it can be used if any other traffic could be shaped at a specifec rate and the rest is given to VoIP. For example, if you have a 1 Mbit connection, and your VoIP requires at least 200 Kbit, you may try to shape anything except VoIP at 800 Kbit. In this

Re: Reporting in Web Interface

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

No, it is not. It is a standard SQLite v3.2.7 database. Probably your PHP installation has different built-in SQLIte engine version? Nevertheless, I highly recommend to use the XML protocol as in the example above intstead of direct reading of the DB.

Re: Wrong Names

12 years ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

It uses the standard gethostbyaddr system call. In some cases it returns a FQDN name, in some - just NetBios name. Everything depends on the system settings and configuration.

Re: Burstable bandwidth

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

Thank you for the comments. 1. Unfortunately the current version of the software does not support dynamic bandwidth (re)allocation. However, that's a most wanted feature and we are going to implement is asap. 2. Cannot promise that. Using the GUI even from anywhere in the world is more effective as it requires less traffic volume. You can store the GUI completely on a floppy disk or USB sti

Re: Over 200 Users, 2Mbps of Bandwidth, High Utilization at all times.

12 years ago, by Andrew in Bandwidth Manager Forum

1. None as long as you have a high speed CPU 2. 200 users at a fully loaded 2 MBps lice may require at least a 1 GHZ processor and 512 Gb of RAM. Any other hardware components do not make much sense. We tested the manager under a heavy flow at 100 Mbps with one thousand rules within 24 hours. No problems were found. 3. Yes, it does (blocking rules are available), but blocks nothing by defau

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.