Data Transfer quotas
I have purchased a alix system with pfsense. This is to be conntected to a satalite system, which has strict download allowances per month.
I wish to set data transfer quotas per user, so we can share the limited allowance between users. Say grant each IP/Mac address/captive portal user - 1gb per month. ideally providing email only after reaching this limit.
After a long a while searching the forums, I cannot come up with a solution. I can only find qos to limit bandwidth, not total data transfer.
What options are available to me ?
Using Captive portal with a RADIUS server would be the way to go i think.
Seems like you have a similar situation to:
Hi, Thankyou for the response.
I have installed the freeradius package.. a new panel appears in the webgui. However it has very few options, and none relating to specifying data limits.. It looks like it's a package to connect to another server of sort ? (supposidly a radius server) - I have not got a radius server - (or have I ? - with the freeradius package installed)
Are you suggesting I must have another piece of hardware (running a raduis server)
Or can this all be done within pfsense ?
Freeradius appears not to be a working option.
I don't think anyone got around to finishing FreeRADIUS up to work on ALIX. It needs a fair amount of disk space in /var/ (a ram disk) to write its database and I think as it is it would be lost at reboot even if it did work.
So it looks like freeradius is not a option. -
Does anyone have any ideas for a simple solution to provide just a handfull of users a data quota ? If not pfsene, a similar type app/distro. Or even a comercial box.