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  • in reply to: LOAD BALANCER #51762


    @micampo wrote:


    interesting to see a document with pictures of these implementations


    network would improve if I use the network card 10/100/1000 and 10/100/1000 switches for WAN?

    You may read the “draft” document published at the documentation section (Writer: Steve. Title:Zeroshell implementation scenarios (QoS and Load Balancing) ) here.

    In the next days I’ll send to Fulvio the Second Part that shows the the Implementation that fully utilizes ZS Capabilities regarding Load Balancing and QoS/traffic Shaping. (10 Upstreams-ISPs, with LB and QoS/Traffic Shaping on every “Link”).

    Now, regarding your question: ” … network would improve if I use the network card 10/100/1000 and 10/100/1000 switches for WAN?”

    No … unless your Total-aggregated (From all your ISPs) DownStream Bandwidth is more than 90Mb. So, why I put a Gig Switch in my implementations?! Because that’s what I had “in hands” / spare :D.

    Also, keep in mind that most (If not all) of the aDSL Router/Modems, have Feth Infs, not Gig … so the Gig Switch between the ZS and the Upstream Routers/modems might look like an “over kill”.But again, that’s what I had for “spare”.

    The general answer to your question is: First Know your needs and your capabilities …


    in reply to: Connecting USB Drives to ZeroSHell as Network Storage. #51786


    I Believe that your customers (or yours) expectations / needs/ request are not beyond but completely OUT of ZS Scope …
    So, why don’t you just try another Distro (Knoppix maybe) on a separate Cheap Box, that it should act as a NAS …

    Just a Thought 😉

    in reply to: Logs management and deletion #51791


    If i were you, I would first try some “basic Linux” commands … like:
    find . -name *.log from the “/” dir.
    You need Shell Access via the Console or via SSH.

    Then I would try to delete some of the logs and see the results …
    Also If I were you, I wouldn’t do anything of the above with a ZS Box that is working with real traffic … try’m on a “test bed ZS box” 😉

    But I’m not you … 😉


    in reply to: ZS 0.1 beta14 stability issues? #51765


    Well when I first took the chance to test 1.0.14b I had 2 crashes but …
    but the fault was on the Hardware!!!What caused the crashes? A bad USB Stick !!!
    So, I changed the USB Stick and after that “Stainless-Steel” + I’m pushing this “babe” hard (QoS Bridging Mode with 70+ Mbit of Traffic, 7 QoS Classes, 171 QoS “Rules” of which 21 are L7 Filters ).


    in reply to: LOAD BALANCER #51760


    Working fine in two “Hardware – Network Scenarios”.
    With 10 Upstreams / xDSL ISPs

    The Hard One Scenario (It may look like a more elegant but it’s not worth it).

    ZS 1.0.12 with atheling’s Patch QoS + Load balancing.


    5 x PC NICs: Interface Masters Dual Port Gigabit Network Card N2265

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+
    RAM: 1GB

    Each Port of each of the Dual Port NIC(s), direct Connects to a xDSL Modem/Router.

    The OnBoard Nic connects to 3560Cisco L2/3 Switch that acts as the LAN GW.The Cisco SW also does PBR Load balancing between 2 ZS Boxes, 1 with 10 Upstreams + 1 with 2 Upstreams.
    There is No QoS for Outgoing Traffic to the Upstreams (I’m doing this in the 3d ZS Box, “within” the LAN … read hereafter) but there is QoS on the OnBoard NIC: 7 Classes + 171 QoS “Rules”, 21 of the 171 “rules” are L7 Filters (!!!).

    There’s also another ZS box “within” the LAN (Version 1.0.14b) in Bridged mode for “1st level” QoS-Traffic Shapping.

    Small LAN -> 40 Work Stations
    MAX Concurrent Sessions: ~12K-13K
    CPU Load: 54-60% … no Drops No “Lag” on Streaming Videos and/or VoIP (Skype / MSN Messenger), during the “peak” hours … with ~50Mbit of P2P file transfers and plenty – 10MBit – of HTTP Browsing (Mostly Watching Videos)

    As I said before, it’s working but it’s NOT worth it.

    – The easy Scenario The PREFERRED ONE :

    Hardware as Above (Removed 4 of the 5 Dual NICs).
    The OnBoard NIC … again is facing the 3560SW
    The Second NIC is using just the 1 of the 2 ports that connects to a cheap Level One 8 Port GigaBit SW (GSW-0807).
    Small LAN -> 40Work Stations
    MAX Concurrent Sessions: ~12K-13K
    CPU Load: 48-56% … no Drops No “Lag” on Streaming Videos and/or VoIP (Skype / MSN Messenger).

    Now … that Scenario worth to implement it 😉

    BTW … THANKS to Fulvio for this piece of Software and also Thanks to atheling for his patch.

    YES … I MUST write a document for all this … I will write a “draft” soon.


    in reply to: QoS Classifier – Max "Rules" Number Limitations #51706


    FALSE Alarm …
    There nothing wrong with ZS …
    The problem was falty USB stick.
    Changed to a new one and everything’s working smooth.

    @fulvio: Thank you very much for this great “compilation”.

    Best Regards

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