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Satellite Download Limits

Mon May 26, 2008 11:41 pm

Unfortunately I live in an area where satellite interenet is my only option. Under the rules of their business plan, I am allowed 1250MB (1.25 Gb)downloads per day without falling under their "Fair Access Policy" (FAP) limitations which disrupts my service for a minimum of 24 hours.

I would like to know how I can keep track of the download limits on a real time basis. I have seen tools such as TORCH that will allow me to monitor "real time", but as far as I can tell, it does not give me a cumulative total of the received transmissions.

Any advice here will be greatly appreciated. I need to develop a way of tracking and halting traffic when I approach this limit.
 
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 12:23 am

Are you in the US?
 
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 12:27 am

Yes, I am in South Mississippi
 
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 1:17 am

A real simple way would be to add a queue on the satellite interface - not perfect because it will lose the count if the board reboots, also it is (apparently) not 100% accurate. But for your purpose it should work fine.
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 1:28 am

Are you in the US?

Some questions! :? :lol:
Do they count different there? confused by the usd maybe? Getting less each day for the same......

Sorry, its late here in euro land! :lol:
 
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 1:37 am

Thanks for your help. I added a simple que to the interface, leaving everything as default. I was lookin in the total statistics section and I see a "Total Bytes" field. Is this for download and upload or just download.

How do I monitor just the total bytes dowloaded.
 
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 2:01 am

add firewall rule with action=passthrough (chain = prerouting, in-interface=your_sat_interface)
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 2:10 am

chain=prerouting is not available.

Input, Output and forwarding are the only available choices.
 
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 2:28 am

use mangle, not filter
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 5:01 am

Phil,

Email me. I have a solution for you that is probably cheaper and definitely better than Satellite. info at delmarvawifi dot com
 
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Re: Satellite Download Limits

Tue May 27, 2008 10:32 am

Using firewall passthrough / mangle will essentially do the same thing as a queue and with the same limitations (except it will use less resources). The queue is a lot easier to monitor in real time though.
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