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how to restrict Internet Data download limit to 15000MB on the network

Link to this post 02 Jul 13

The current Internet Plan we're using is 15000MB Data Download Limit per month with access-link 1024kbps/512kbps. The problem is at the end of every month we get access fees for going over the download limit. I want to create a rule that will automatically drop or give an error for any internet users on the local domain downloading if the 15000MB is already being used or reached.

I'm using a CentOS version 5 with Squid proxy configured, local network: 192.168.x.x/24

I've add the following lines in blue to my squid.conf. I wonder if it's gona work. Any other helpful tips on how to do this? thanks for your help

#vi /etc/squid/squid.conf
# Adapt to list your (internal) IP networks from where browsing
# should be allowed
acl gus.local src 192.168.x.x/24

# Recommended minimum Access Permission configuration:
# Not allow more than 15000Mb download
reply_body_max_size 15000 Mb gus.local

#where browsing is allowed
http_access allow gus.local

:qw

# /etc/init.d/squid restart

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