limit bandwidth consumption by user

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Param R., Nov 17, 2004.

  1. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    Hi all, is there a way to limit bandwidth consumption by user in ISA?

    thanks!
     
    Param R., Nov 17, 2004
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  2. Yes. there is a number between 1 and 200. Default setting is 100.
    Actually it is a priority setting. You make the need to surf (big
    cheese) people have a high priority and the goof offs with a low
    priority. When the cheese wants to surf the goofs get throttled back.
    I forget the details.You can find the answer at www.isaserver.org

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
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    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Nov 17, 2004
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  3. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    I am wondering if there is a way to throttle them to a certain limit. We are
    running into a situation where during peak hours our internet crawls!! Pages
    take 30 secs+ to load.Our main users who work on the web all day long are
    getting frustrated. We need a way to throttle certain users.
     
    Param R., Nov 17, 2004
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  4. How many users? Are your sure it's not DNS resolution or something else?
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Nov 17, 2004
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  5. The priority stuff works great. Try it before you discount it. Another
    few observations. Set up ISA to give you reports. You can see what web
    sites people are going to. If you know the business you may find that
    some non-business sites are burning up a lot of bandwidth. I have
    blocked mp3 downloads and a few gaming sites at one account. Not one
    peep about not being able to get to those sites and browsing works
    much better.

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
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    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Nov 17, 2004
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  6. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    20 users. We have a T1 line. It is just slowwwwww.. and my job is on the
    line because the company is losing $$... How can I tell if it is DNS?
     
    Param R., Nov 17, 2004
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  7. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    Is 200 the highest priority or is 0 the highest priority? It doesnt say in
    the help docs.

    thanks!
     
    Param R., Nov 17, 2004
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  8. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q302875&sd=tech
    1 appears to be peon and 200 is the big cheese.

    Have you run the reports to see what is going on? Have you looked at
    sessions to gleen some ideas of who is burning stuff up? I went to
    www.toast.net to tet the speed. I was getting about 200k download. I
    looked at sessions and saw 6 people on the internet. One of the users
    was reading a book with no internet stuff apparently open. I ran
    Spybot Search and Destroy and some other cleaning tools. toast.net
    showed 1 meg download speed after the cleanup. Run that test also at
    the end of the day or the beginning of the day when no one is logged
    on. I have found that a full T is not always a full T. The best I
    could get out of one dedicated full T was 1.2 or less.

    Susan's comment about dns is important. If your workstation ius having
    a hard time resolving names, surfing can suffer.

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
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    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Nov 18, 2004
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  9. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    How can I test DNS? All clients use the SBS DNS Server which forwards
    external domain queries to our ISPs DNS Server.

    thanks!
     
    Param R., Nov 18, 2004
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  10. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    OK I tried a simple nslookup and the first 2 times it would timeout. The
    third time it would resolve. This happens both on an XP Client and on the
    SBS server itself. Any ideas?

    thanks!
     
    Param R., Nov 18, 2004
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  11. Hi Param,

    Post the ipconfig/all from the server and one from a client.
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Nov 18, 2004
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  12. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    CLIENT:

    C:\WINDOWS>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : param
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : LAZARDGROUP.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : LAZARDGROUP.local
    LAZARDGROUP.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 1000Mbps:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : LAZARDGROUP.local
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family
    Gigabit
    Ethernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-09-65-81-B5
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.112
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, November 18, 2004
    12:29:34
    PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, November 26, 2004
    12:29:34 P
    M

    C:\WINDOWS>

    SERVER:

    C:\Documents and Settings\param>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : brserver-i
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : LAZARDGROUP.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : LAZARDGROUP.local

    PPP adapter RAS Server (Dial In) Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.110
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169 Gigabit Ethernet
    Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-54-1A-AC-00
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1

    Ethernet adapter WAN Connnection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100+ Server Adapter
    (PILA847
    0B)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-27-DE-28-0A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\param>
     
    Param R., Nov 19, 2004
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  13. Hi Param,

    On the servers external nic delete the WINS address.
    I am wondering about the double lazardgroup.local dns suffixes on your
    client. Can you check dhcp server, scope options, and make sure 015 has only
    1 entry?

    If you delete the forwarders in DNS server, does it work then?
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Nov 19, 2004
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  14. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    OK. I got rid of the WINs. Also checked the DHCP. Still no go. If I disable
    forwarders how will dns queries resolve?

    thanks!
     
    Param R., Nov 23, 2004
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  15. root hints.

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
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    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Nov 24, 2004
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  16. Param R.

    daniel Guest

    I noticed you mentioned your connection was slow, I thought I would just
    mention that the firewall client significantly slowed down browsing for us on
    our network, and decided to forgo the benifits.

    Daniel
     
    daniel, Nov 26, 2004
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  17. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    What does the firewall client do exactly? Do we need it? It is installed on
    all the machines.

    thanks!
     
    Param R., Nov 26, 2004
    #17
  18. It allows you to run winsock applications like ftp, IM, and such. I
    have seen no quantifiable speed issues at any accounts running
    firewall clients. Ask me if anyone has challenged me to the thesis
    that the firewall client slows things down.

    Jim B. SBS Community Member
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    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Nov 28, 2004
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  19. Param R.

    Param R. Guest

    If I disable forwarders DNS stops resolving. I can see the list of root hint
    servers in the list but they dont seem to work. thanks!
     
    Param R., Nov 28, 2004
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