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PPTP - Can I limit b/w per user?

PPTP - Can I limit b/w per user?

VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider
edited June 2012 in General

Hey guys,

Got a VPS setup to run a VPN for a few friends. Just wondering if I can limit the amount of bandwidth per user, as to ensure that I don't go over my monthly limit?

Not going to be switching to OpenVPN or anything like that.. need a PPTP solution, as setting up OpenVPN on 4 windows PC's, a Macbook, a couple of iPhone's and an iPad and a few Android phones really would be a nightmare.

Any PPTP solutions for limiting bandwidth per user?

Cheers

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  • FreekFreek Member

    OpenVPN is a nightmare on any mobile device anyway not running Linux/Windows/OsX... at least that's what I've experienced so far (Android)

    Linux noob willing to learn.

  • VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider

    @Freek I've had similar experiences. OpenVPN is great with all of the configurations, but a nightmare for clients.

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  • @Freek said: OpenVPN is a nightmare on any mobile device anyway not running Linux/Windows/OsX... at least that's what I've experienced so far (Android)

    Android has a OpenVPN client (requires rooting).

    iOS has an OpenVPN client (require's rooting & buying it)

    The Original Daniel.

  • FreekFreek Member

    @MrLadoodle I know but it also requires a special tun.ko file.. And when you finally found one that's compatible with your rom/bootloader/device, you'll find out that it disconnects almost every time your phone connects to a new cell tower. meh.

    Linux noob willing to learn.

  • VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider

    @MrLadoodle .. the people who are using this VPN are hardly "technically-minded".. at least I don't think my 70 year old grandmother is?

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  • FreekFreek Member

    @liamwithers Sorry for going offtopic, but what does your 70 year old grandmother need a VPN for? Netflix ;) ?

    Linux noob willing to learn.

  • VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider

    @Freek Netflix indeed :P

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  • @Freek Old granny porn of course.

    The Original Daniel.

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  • VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider

    @MrLadoodle it's ok, she doesn't need VPN for uploading.

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  • :)

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  • lpnlpn Member

    @MrLadoodle said: iOS has an OpenVPN client (require's rooting & buying it)

    I was looking at GuizmoVPN and it seems that it supports password authentication only, is there an iOS client that supports client certificates?

  • @Ipn I think you can pass keys to GuizmoVPN, I used it in my iPad and it used keys.

    The Original Daniel.

  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    PPTP on iOS is so easy to setup, I love it. I know you can limit bandwidth because I use a service that does. Look up VPN Express in the app store.

    I'm using A2Hosting right now for shared, love it. Referral link.

  • VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider

    @jarland thanks for that.. need something compatible over all devices though, preferably set up server side. Shall look into it though for the iOS devices using my VPN :)

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    the best way to limit/monitor bandwidth is forcing the traffic through a proxy server.

  • VPNshVPNsh Member, Provider

    @PAD I'll have a look at this tomorrow.. I assume it'll explain how I can limit bw?

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  • PADPAD Member

    It's a buuuuunch of documentation on traffic shaping. :)

    Best documentation you can read, may be dated but everything still works the same. Hell you can do this via IPTABLES but that gets a bit messy, I highly recommend you read what I sent you and then search Google if you still need ideas on how to implement it.

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  • jarlandjarland Administrator

    @liamwithers It is that, and works on all platforms, but that is still someone else doing it. Good example of what you want though.

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  • @MrLadoodle said: Android has a OpenVPN client (requires rooting).

    http://www.featvpn.com/

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