I have a small community network set up, most of it (~7 computers) is
wireless. We all share a 1Mbit DSL line to the internet, which is
provided via an alcatel speedtouch pro.
However, I have a real problem with people using programs like download
accelerator (which opens up mulitple connections to the server) and
hogging all the bandwidth. Basically, nobody else can download anything
when someone decides to use it. It's gotten worse recently, as one
particular user sets it to open 10 connections and refuses to stop it.
Now normally, I'd just disconnect this user, but I'd prefer a more
peaceful solution (as I can't really afford for him to stop paying).
I would like some way to restrict the number of connections per user,
and ideally restrict the bandwidth allocated to each user. Using an
intermediary linux server over a PPPoE connection is not out of the
question (although I have no idea how to set linux up to do this). Any
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