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  • #41064

    mzeier
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    Anyone use ZeroShell with a 400 user userbase pushing ~45Mbps traffic? Any scaling issues?

    #46603

    imported_fulvio
    Participant

    Looking at the Italian post http://www.zeroshell.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2156 you can see that Zeroshell worked without problem in a conference where 400 users were simultaneously authenticated with the captive portal on an Internet link of 50Mbit/s.
    The hardware was a Pentium III with 512MB of RAM and 40GB of Hard Disk.
    The activity was very high because in 4 days were produced 4GB of log (I think that the connection tracking was enabled to track the user connections).

    Regards
    Fulvio

    #46604

    imported_fulvio
    Participant

    Just a recommendation to increase the stability of the captive portal:

    apply the patch http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/patch-details/#A510 if you use the release 1.0.beta9 or directly use the release 1.0.beta10 that already includes the update. The new release will be available tomorrow.

    Regards
    Fulvio

    #46605

    grunties
    Member

    We have been using ZS going on 1 year now, but strictly for QOS/shaping only; we don’t use the portal, or other administrative apps.

    IT’S AWESOME! It’s been loaded on recycled servers, and old desktops, but two servers were just purchased in February for dedicated use. The server is a Dell PE 1955 with Intel Quad PT NICs. It’s a single proc (dual core 3.0ghz) with 4gb of mem, and 2x143GB disks.

    We are shaping a 100MB MetroE connection, the 2nd server is a backup for another connection:


    top - 09:57:27 up 117 days, 1:28, 1 user, load average: 2.16, 1.97, 1.88
    Tasks: 78 total, 3 running, 74 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
    Cpu(s): 19.3% user, 30.4% system, 0.0% nice, 50.2% idle, 0.2% IO-wait
    Mem: 3365764k total, 365264k used, 3000500k free, 95428k buffers
    Swap: 131064k total, 0k used, 131064k free, 198592k cached

    It works very well, and we don’t have any problems with it. I’m running off of the ISO and using the local storage for the database. During the school year, we’re pushing about 90MB incoming, and 60MB outgoing.

    I’m sure the servers we are using are overkill for the connection speeds, and the capabilities we’re using in ZS, but we’re going to have the servers for 4 years now, so they need to be sized for all of the upcoming releases!

    Regards,
    G

    #46606

    grunties
    Member

    Oh, and take a look at this post:

    http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/forum/viewtopic.php?t=489&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=max

    It has some parameters that will enhance the performance (2nd to last post).

    Regards,
    G

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