[Web4lib] Managing bandwidth - bandwidth shaping

Robert L. Williams rwilliams at stls.lib.tx.us
Tue Jul 27 14:50:23 EDT 2010

Derrick, Lin, and All:


Don't mind at all. August is going to be crazy busy for me, so feel free to
help me remember. I'll try to get a link to the documentation posted back to
the List by the end of August. If you haven't heard by then, feel free to
send me a tickler.




From: Derrick Tennant [mailto:emrikol at gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:22 PM
To: Robert L. Williams
Cc: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: Re: [Web4lib] Managing bandwidth - bandwidth shaping


I think that documentation would be quite interesting.  Would you mind
sharing it with others, as well?


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Robert L. Williams
<rwilliams at stls.lib.tx.us> wrote:


I'm putting together a workshop on using open source software to assist
small libraries in managing bandwidth. The content will features hands-on
activities configuring either pfSense, SmoothWall Express, or IPCop (leaning
toward pfSense at the moment, but that is subject to change). Using Squid's
delay pools feature to throttle bandwidth by file extension (.flv, among
other audio/video types) for video streams delivered over HTTP will be one
activity. If you're interested, I can send a copy of the documentation when
it's complete (last half of August). Or, if you have an old system to play
with, I highly recommend downloading the ISO file for one of the three and
giving it spin--the web management interface makes configuration much more
approachable than the older *nix-based firewall/gateway software used to be.


Robert L. Williams
Technology Consultant
South Texas Library System
805 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:web4lib-bounces at webjunction.org] On Behalf Of Ed Erjavek
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 7:27 PM
To: web4lib at webjunction.org
Subject: [Web4lib] Managing bandwidth - bandwidth shaping

Has anyone had a success using a device for managing bandwidth or "bandwidth
shaping" for public PCs especially manage video viewing?

Thanks, Ed

Ed Erjavek

Library Information Technology Manager

San Bernardino Public Library

555 W. Sixth St.,

San Bernardino, CA. 92410

erjaveked at sbpl.org

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