Usage logging?



  • Hi, I'm new here.  I've been playing with Zeroshell for awhile but support is pretty limited, little activity on their forum, so maybe Pfsense will do what I want.  Anyway, I'm setting up a wifi network for a summer camp.  Strictly internet access, no local computer-computer activity.  What I need Pfsense to do is run the captive portal for user logon, no vouchers or anything like that… but I do want to be able to view the user's usage (a list of all users, preferably sorted by usage) so we can give a "gentle reminder" to users who are using too much bandwidth (it's a satellite system with limited data allowance).  Ideally, throttling when a user exceeds his monthly data usage would be nice, but not necessary.  Can Pfsense do this?



  • You need to add freeradius package in the setup and provision in the radius your limits.



  • Do I need the freeradius package if I only need logging and not throttling?



  • Have you considered Gargoyle Router instead? You could set up a fairly hands-off quota and throttle system.



  • @rhy7s:

    Have you considered Gargoyle Router instead? You could set up a fairly hands-off quota and throttle system.

    No, I need a captive portal to control and log access by user account, regardless of what computer or device they're using.

    Right now Zeroshell seems to be working, so I don't want to upset things.  If Zeroshell's rudimentary logging becomes a problem then I'll revisit other solutions like pfSense.