[CentOS] Centos as Gateway ? (Router/transparent proxy)

Mon May 2 21:24:28 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 5/2/2011 4:06 PM, Spiro Harvey wrote:
>> Also worth considering is to upgrade the subscription to unlimited
>> internet access.
> 1. There's no such thing as unlimited. There are always limits. You're
> thinking of "flat rate."
> 2. Flat rate isn't available in every country.
> 3. Irrespective of cost, sometimes heavy downloading can eat into a
> connection's bandwidth and kill the connection for everyone else. In
> fact, upgrading to a flat rate plan encourages this kind of behaviour
> more.

It's not like you are going to wear out the wires or the world will run 
out of bits.  What you need is to encourage your ISP to provide capacity 
at a reasonable price.  Some places do, some don't.  On the other hand, 
unexpected bandwidth usage may indicate that you have a virus on the LAN 
or some peer-to-peer fileshare has accidentally been enabled.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com