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: 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: 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.
Release Notes: This release introduces VLAN bandwidth control. It will allow you to do congestion control at a central location for multiple networks. For example, a wireless provider with one or more towers can back haul everything to a central point and still have custom congestion control for each tower with one arbitrator. Congestion control is the Bandwidth Arbitrator's plug-and-play feature which automatically relieves congestion control by seeking out "bandwidth hogs" automatically. Prior to this release, you needed one Arbitrator for every congested link.
Release Notes: This release introduces a commercial quality bandwidth metering utility that can be activated from the GUI. It monitors accumulated bandwidth by hour, day, or month for users you select. It allows you to automatically take action when a user exceeds bandwidth; you can restrict, send email, etc. Also in this release is the hard limit feature (non-burstable bandwidth limits). This new limit capability augments the burstable limit, and you can have up to 4000 without impacting the CPU.
Release Notes: This release offers QOS for IP trunking on the flash-based appliance. This is a service designed to provide QOS for IP PBX systems that are connected via a dedicated trunk and share this link with IP voice and IP data traffic. Deploying the QOS appliance on an IP trunk will allow you to keep your voice traffic clear without implementing complex TOS schemes on your routers. The flash-based QOS is turn key and does not require certifications to deploy.
Release Notes: The pre-built flash systems now incorporate a professional front-end for the user limit utility. This utility allows admins to set daily, weekly, or monthly bandwidth caps on individual users. If a user exceeds their total byte count for the period, the adminstrator will be notified and has the option to automatically cut off the user or scale back their data rate. This flexible utility allows ISPs to resell metered bandwidth allotments.
Release Notes: This release ports the LBA to the 2.4.25 kernel and tests it with ebtables. This means you can now have the full featured shaping of the LBA running with a router on the same hardware sharing the same ethernet cards. This version also makes the arbitrator code into a series of hooks which will make it much easier to port to the kernel of your choice. Finally the 2.4.25 kernel offers a broad range of support for new ethernet drivers