QUORUM: Prepaid Internet at the University of Zululand

Using Squid's URL redirection to implement WWW usage quotas.

We have developed a flexible accounting and quota management system that works with our existing Linux and OSS-based internet services platform. This system will play an important role in offering a well-managed internet service on our campus, both from the control it offers over usage and the information it provides about the demand for services.

Soren Aalto (soren@pan.uzulu.ac.za) works in the Networking Services Unit at the University of Zululand, where he divides his time between system administration, WWW application development and converting others to the joys of Linux. His wife lectures at the university and they have two children, three cats, a dog and a varying number of tropical fish.



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Re: QUORUM: Prepaid Internet at the University of Zululand

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very interesting!! every university has the same problem, is it open source?

It is a good solution, can yo

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It is a good solution, can you share how to set-up this? Is it free use softwares?

Re: QUORUM: Prepaid Internet at the University of Zululand

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No, it is the subsidisation bandwidth of Western countries by African countries, amongst other reasons, that make bandwidth so terribly expensive.

Read more about it at http://www.ictdevagenda.org/frame.php?dir=07&sd=10&sid=2&id=309

Don't make out as if the guy who finds a way to relieve the situation is part of the problem.

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