[squid-users] How to limit user traffic quota?

GoGo net focusnetgogo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 12:34:32 UTC 2015

As I do NOT want to add extra cost to squid, I will stay with the script and try to optimise it.

Thanks, Amos.

> On Dec 3, 2015, at 8:27 PM, Amos Jeffries <squid3 at treenet.co.nz> wrote:
> On 4/12/2015 1:14 a.m., GoGo net wrote:
>> I am running squid 3.5 in my LAN as a proxy for surfing internet.
>> The proxy is shared by all users in the LAN, and every user has a username/password configured in their web browser.
>> Now, I want to limit user traffic quota, say every user 100GB/month. How can achieve this?
>> Currently, I use a script to monitor **access.log** of squid, and aggregate the traffic from log to calculate user traffic. But I am wondering what is the best practise to limit user quota? Is there a better way to limit user traffic quota?
> Nope. Squid is designed to optimize traffic not to de-optimize it. So
> does not do quota limitations.
> However the OS QoS controls often do support quotas and do so far better
> than Squid could even get close to. Squid can integrate with those using
> tcp_outgoing_tos/mark and qos_flows to deliver per-request
> classification tags to the OS QoS system.
> If you stay wit a helper script you maybe could still optimize it a
> little. Your log monitoring Script could be run as a log daemon helper
> in order to get the log lines as soon as they are written. That also
> lets you send a custom log format separate from the access.log to the
> helper so it can work better.
> Amos
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