Limiting upload/ download amount
Hi I bought a pfsense device as I wanted to use this plugin or at least the standard captive portal with Radius so I can limit the upload / download of each user…. I want to create vouchers and limit the data each voucher can have to 100MB or maybe 500MB... I know this is possible and have been trying to get it working.... Can anyone help ?
You'll likely need an external radius server. The ebook freeradius beginner's guide helped a lot when I had to do this.
damn … is pfsense not the right solution for this ? I bought a pfsense device to do this ... maybe there is another simpler solution ?
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pfSense + FreeRadius if you want 'quantity accounting'.
I have installed free radius on the pfsense device…
and it does say in the documentation that this can be achieved....
can't get it to work at the moment...
You likely will want groups and some software to manage the voucher creation process to achieve this and this needs a database. Hence the requirement for an external freeradius server and database. Or put another way you will need a database which can't or is difficult to install on pfsense. The built in gui to manage freeradius on pfsense also likely won't let you edit the freeradius configuration as much as you will need to. This might have changed in the more recent versions.. I am not sure.
It's not that pfsense can't do it. You need additional software and/or configuration which is easier to do on a linux machine where pfsense is not installed.
Could you not run pfsense virtualized on your new hardware?
I'm running PFsense on a pfsense built device, not sure, possibly I can install mysl or something … this has to be robust as it's going to the south pole.