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Block Download Accelerators?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by tomatodude, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all,

    Today I have another question please. Have anyone of you know how to block a download accelerator program, such as DAP or Flashget? Or perhaps at least how to reduce their priority so that they want take up all the bandwidth of my ADSL connection?

    I also have notice that these programs create more than one simultaneous connections to a specific ip. Is there a way to restrict the amount of simultaneous connections that these programs can create in an effort to reduce their bandwidth consumption?


    Thanks a lot,

    tomatodude
     
  2. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    I don't think there's any way for the router to determine a flashget connection from a normal not-flashget connection. You could probably try using Victek's IP QOS mod, but that would limit everything and not just download accelerators.
     
  3. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi FRiC,

    Thanks for the reply. What is Victek's IP QOS mod? Haven't heard of it before. Does anybody knows where I can find some help regarding the tomato firmware QOS? I did a little search online but haven't found anything yet.

    Also what I was thinking regarding the multiple connections, is it not possible, using iptables, to block connections to a specific IP if number of those connections exceed a specific number?

    Thanks,

    tomatodude
     
  4. FRiC

    FRiC LI Guru Member

    You've probably found it by now, but you can find Victek's modified Tomato under the title "Tomato Mod 1.20.8000". (The version number changes.)

    I've used it successfully in "production environments" that you're welcome to read about in my blog.
     
  5. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi FRiC,

    Yes I have found it and installed it on a secondary WRT54G router. I do have a question though. What does this firmware really gives you that is more than the Tomato firmware?

    Thanks,

    tomatodude
     
  6. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all,

    I am attempting to write a script that will try to detect multiple connections to a specific IP and the try to block/drop some of them. But I have a problem. Does anybody knows of a command that will either block or drop a connection? This is crucial in making my script work.

    Thanks,

    tomatodude
     
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  8. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all,

    Does anybody knows if there is a way to change, at least some of the options in the tomato firmware (e.x. QOS), through a telnet session?

    Thanks,

    tomatodude
     
  9. tomatodude

    tomatodude Addicted to LI Member

    Hi all,

    Does anybody knows if there is a way to change, at least some of the options in the tomato firmware (e.x. QOS), through a telnet session?

    Thanks,

    tomatodude
     

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