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Linux Bandwidth Arbitrator

Linux Bandwidth Arbitrator allows beginning-to-advanced network administrators to control bandwidth. It is designed to be completely turn-key in its default configuration. You just plug it into your network trunk, and it self configures and immediately starts slowing "bandwidth hogs". It can be configured to target specific applications such as Kazaa, IMAP, and POP. It is compatible with the 2.4.25 kernel, ebtables, and brouter (bridging router). It also comes with denial of service protection.

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  •  04 Nov 2005 07:50

    Release Notes: In this release, there is a new utility that allows a user to see how many connections are current for an existing IP address. This will aid operators in deciding which users on their networks are candidates for a connection limit rule.

    •  17 Nov 2004 15:20

      Release Notes: This branch introduces a bootable, self-contained CD with support for bandwidth control combined with QoS and priority. The main value point of this tool is that you can relieve network congestion for all users while at the same time creating a priority rule for voice, video, or individual users. The initial version is released as a free demo CD and runs on any standard Intel PC with 2 LAN cards. It comes with complete documentation.

      •  25 Oct 2004 07:25

        Release Notes: This release cleans up a problem with downlink traffic not accounting correctly. It also introduces refined tuning for the hardlimit feature. It also has been extensively tested for stability. It is based on the 2.4.19 kernel.

        •  03 Sep 2004 04:42

          Release Notes: This release has been optimized and tested for stability. It has been stress tested on P4 systems with 60 megabits of traffic. It is also now totally free with a two hour time limit. New features include the addition of the User limit utility into the GUI (which was previously command line only). This utility allows users to set bandwidth byte total limits for users over an hour, day, or month. It will automatically perform administrator-defined actions should a user exceed their total byte limit.

          •  20 Aug 2004 05:47

            Release Notes: This release focuses on speed optimizations. Testing of this version has shown that the basic arbitrator can handle up to 40 megabits of traffic on a 700 megahertz processor. This is about double what was attainable previously.

            Recent comments

            30 Nov 2005 08:10 gois

            Muhahaha. Now I have the power
            this is a great project. Thanks B/A team.

            10 Aug 2004 06:55 AndrewCates

            Jun 24, 2004: GPL 8.24 is out.
            Not only still there but another version out now. BozMo (http://www.catesfamily.org.uk/)

            17 Jan 2004 06:45 acid_man

            Re: GPL? where?

            > Not anymore. It looks like they might
            > have pulled the GPL version. The only
            > thing I can find is an order form for a
            > CD.
            >
            >
            >
            > % If you look under downloads on the
            > left
            > % hand side there is a link to download
            > % the GPL version.
            >
            >
            >


            The GPL version is hosted on another side. www.bandwidtharbitrator.com/

            Look for the homepage sign at "Default" branch.

            17 Jan 2004 06:17 ScooterQ

            Re: GPL? where?
            Not anymore. It looks like they might have pulled the GPL version. The only thing I can find is an order form for a CD.

            > If you look under downloads on the left
            > hand side there is a link to download
            > the GPL version.


            05 Jan 2004 06:11 Shoemoney

            Re: GPL? where?
            If you look under downloads on the left hand side there is a link to download the GPL version.

            > Surely interesting, but on website
            > there's no mention about a free or GPL
            > version, even for testing... or I'm
            > blind?


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