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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Release Notes: All known issues were cleaned up and stabilized with the move to the 2.6.5 kernel. Some serious problems with kernel panics were fixed and extensive testing was performed. The installation howto was updated to reflect the differences with loading on the new kernel.
Release Notes: The complete feature set was ported to the Linux 2.6.5 kernel. Installation is now much simpler as no patching is required. This release also allows for stable use of the arbitrator with ebtables, which had some lock-up problems on the 2.4.25 kernel. The code base was re-arranged into one file with minimal kernel hooks, thus providing a stable and easy-to-use code base for further extensions.
Release Notes: The VLANS (virtual trunking) feature is backwards compatible with previous releases that did not have virtual trunking. This means you can upgrade to 8.6 from 8.22 -8.2x without changing the configuration or defining VLANS. Some improvements have been made to the VLAN feature. Virtual trunking allows a user to provide "congestion control" on separate trunks from one location using one Bandwidth Arbitrator. The original 9.1 load line for virtual trunking will be grandfathered.
Release Notes: Callnetplot is a new utility that allows network adminstrators to take a running Linux bandwidth arbitrator 8.5 or later and plot customer usage by VLAN. For example, if you distribute bandwidth to customers from a central trunk (head end), you can measure and plot each customer's aggregate bandwidth usage. The utility depends on each customer having a unique IP address range.
Release Notes: This release incorporates systemwide connection limits into the CD GUI. This allows users to protect their network from many types of worms that hijack computers and send storms of traffic. With a single command, a systemwide connection limit can be set which applies to all hosts, external or internal to your network. If any host starts sending large numbers of messages, it will automatically be shut down. This release also has the latest bugfixes up through the 8.24 GPL release.