filtering users by mac address and limiting bandwidth to each mac.

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by w.kinderman, Nov 11, 2004.

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    I was wondering if there is a any way to filter users on a network by
    mac address and if i could allocate a limited ammount of bandwidth to
    each user in chuncks of 768 - 1.5 mbps with their macs using linux? I
    am working for a wireless isp for a school project. some of our users
    are only paying for 768k of bandwidth and getting the whole pipe. so
    this box would a dhcp server, mac filter, and bandwith limiter. is that
    possible?
     
    w.kinderman, Nov 11, 2004
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  2. Yes, you can filter the users with iptables -m mac --mac-source and
    you can adjust the bandwith using iproute2 and the 'tc' command. You
    can read the lartc document at lartc.org that explains how to adjust
    the bandwidth.


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    Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez, Nov 11, 2004
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