Re: Feature: quota control

From: Adrian Chadd <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 16:36:14 -0500

I'm looking at implementing this as part of a contract for squid-2.

I was going to take a different approach - that is, i'm not going to
implement quota control or management in squid; I'm going to provide
the hooks to squid to allow external controls to handle the "quota".


2009/2/21 Pieter De Wit <>:
> Hi Guys,
> I would like to offer my time in working on this feature - I have not done
> any squid dev, but since I would like to see this feature in Squid, I
> thought I would take it on.
> I have briefly contacted Amos off list and we agreed that there is no "set
> in stone" way of doing this. I would like to propose that we then start
> throwing around some ideas and let's see if we can get this into squid :)
> Some ideas that Amos quickly said :
>   - "Based" on delay pools
>   - Use of external helpers to track traffic
> The way I see this happening is that a Quota is like a pool that empties
> based on 2 classes - bytes and requests. Requests will be for things like
> the number of requests, i.e. a person is only allowed to download 5 exe's
> per day or 5 requests of >1meg or something like that (it just popped into
> my head :) )
> Bytes is a pretty straight forward one, the user is only allowed x amount of
> bytes per y amount of time.
> Anyways - let the ideas fly :)
> Cheers,
> Pieter
Received on Thu Feb 26 2009 - 21:57:29 MST

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