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    After the NB patch was installed the issues started happening – specifically with one site using AJAX chat which must be validating the IP of the user logging in.
    When round robin occurs, chat boots me out.

    in reply to: Is Netbalancer/QoS patch included in ZS 0.1b14 #51570
    DrmCa
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    Atheling,

    If Linux can’t do load balancing the way I would like (i.e. load balance multisegment downloads w/o manual intervention by starting another segment a few seconds later), then I guess I have to keep looking for different solutions.

    in reply to: Is Netbalancer/QoS patch included in ZS 0.1b14 #51568
    DrmCa
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    @atheling wrote:

    @Lyron wrote:

    Well, I´m very sad to update that it doesn’t work for me… I downloads +/- 450 mb and then it drops… It´s better than after (+/- 3 mb), but I really need connection stability…

    Maybe I’m missing something? :S

    Any chance your ISP(s) are doing traffic management? I know that one of my two ISPs definitely clamps down on bandwidth after a few seconds of heavy transfers…

    Hi Atheling,

    Some news: Sometimes I have to add more than 1 segment for the D/L to increase in speed to 2x that of a single connection. Actually, in at least 50% cases. Can you check your patch again, it looks like if the d/ls are started less than a few seconds apart, they would not be load balanced.

    Appreciate your help!

    in reply to: Is Netbalancer/QoS patch included in ZS 0.1b14 #51567
    DrmCa
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    @Lyron wrote:

    Well, I´m very sad to update that it doesn´t work for me… I downloads +/- 450 mb and then it drops… It´s better than after (+/- 3 mb), but I really need connection stability…

    Maybe I´m missing something? :S

    How are you testing the d/l, can you describe the scenarios and software you are using?

    Sorry, just being an ass – you do realize that single-stream d/l will not be load balanced under any circumstances in this case? Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to insult your intelligence.

    in reply to: ZeroShell slow performance #51839
    DrmCa
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    @marcosmw wrote:

    Hi Drmca,

    it seems this was a limitation with the hardware, now i’m using P4 3.00Ghz and all runs well… only took 11% max of the CPU
    thanks for your reply though…

    My config is P4 celeron 2.2 Ghz, 512 MB RAM – it runs very well.
    I guess if we were able to recompile everything with P4 optimization, it would be even nimbler.

    in reply to: Is Netbalancer/QoS patch included in ZS 0.1b14 #51563
    DrmCa
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    @atheling wrote:

    @DrmCa wrote:

    For the patch to work does ZS have to be installed onto HDD?
    Is there any way to add it to ISO image as I run from CD?

    The patch installs in the /Database area of the file system which is saved in the data associated with the “Profile” you are running. So if you save the profile, you are also saving the patch.

    Hi Atheling,

    Thank you for detailed instructions, once I realized that it installs into profile it went like a breeze!

    It sounds like your patch is working, at least behaviour is different from what I’ve observed under vanilla b14.

    What is same: multi-segment xfer where all segments start at the same time still only reaches capacity of a single DSL line – 534 KB/s.

    What has changed: previously only a handful of very first connections was load-balanced, with your patch that continues for a few minutes already. I have started and stopped a dozen xfers with Firefox addon DownThemAll which allows to add and remove segments and it looks like your patch added stability to the Net Balancer.

    If I start d/l from more than 1 machine on the LAN, they d/l at virtually 2x capacity of a single DSL line, which is perfect!

    Edit: Stable load balancing of connections started from different computers or from the same computer, but staggered by a few seconds, continues until now.
    This patch still can be improved to handle simultaneously opened connections, but it is already a very good change.

    in reply to: Is Netbalancer/QoS patch included in ZS 0.1b14 #51561
    DrmCa
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    For the patch to work does ZS have to be installed onto HDD?
    Is there any way to add it to ISO image as I run from CD?

    in reply to: Is Netbalancer/QoS patch included in ZS 0.1b14 #51558
    DrmCa
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    @atheling wrote:

    Yet another patch for net balancing and QoS. Another change to the failover daemon script. With this change my personal setup with one PPPoE and one ETH WAN (both with fixed IP addresses) now successfully recovers from a failure of all WAN links. Your mileage may vary.

    Patch is located at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19663978/ZS_nb_quo_b14_b.tar.gz

    Based on other posts, there are people are experiencing issues with load balancing even with my patch. Just to see if I’m not alone, has my patch worked for anyone? Please post a yes/no and maybe a little about your setup.

    Thanks!

    In the README there is following:

    1. Copy the “Custom” folder and its contents in to your
    Zeroshell router’s /Database directory

    How is that done?

    It seems that there is an update facility in Zeroshell – is it possible to package this as an update?

    in reply to: New release #51872
    DrmCa
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    Fulvio,

    Thank you for a new release! Much appreciated.

    Just being a pest and reminding you of the issue with Load balancer which I’ve reported via email.

    DrmCa
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    I’ve backed up the profile, wiped HDD clean and re-partitioned, then started Zeroshell and restored profile. And now magically the multi-segment d/l reaches 1 MB/s again.

    Stopped and re-started d/l a couple of times – still 1 MB/s.

    Then started one file, and then another – they together reached 1 MB/s

    Waited a little while and started one multisegment d/l again and that was it – speed dropped to 534 KB/s. Started another one – still 534.

    There is a bug in load balancer that prevents it from working for more than a handful of very first connections.

    Fulvio, can you please have a look???

    DrmCa
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    I think I got it! It just occurred to me to test the following scenario:

    1. Disable pppoe0 in load balancer, leaving pppoe1 up.
    2. Start d/l (4-way, but I don’t think it matters)
    3. Enable pppoe0.
    4. Add d/l segment. D/l rate goes immediately to 1.0 MB/s which is very close to 2×5000 Mbit/s.

    So there is something wrong with load balancer, with the way it distributes TCP connections among the pppoe interfaces.

    Another test case is as follows:

    1. Disable pppoe0 in balancer
    2. start single-segment d/l on machine #1 – speed reaches 532-534 KB/s
    3. Enable pppoe0 in balancer
    4. Start single-segment d/l on machine #2 – speed reaches 532-534 KB/s

    Simply starting two d/l on two separate machines results in 260 KB/s d/l rate on each machine.

    This is reproducible.
    Fulvio, can you have a look at the load balancing algorithm?

    in reply to: LOAD BALANCER #51763
    DrmCa
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    netman,

    What kind of xfer rate are you getting on 10x way load balancer?

    I have 2x way balancer and speed equals approximately 1.6x that of single line on multy-stream xfer. I was expecting almost 2x times, something in the range of 1.8-1.9 would be satisfactory.

    in reply to: ZeroShell slow performance #51837
    DrmCa
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    Please post your QOS rules. Without seeing them it is impossible to guess what’s wrong.
    I had similar experience when messing up with QOS for VOIP – one mistake and everything grinds to a halt.
    But when I got my rules rigtht, VOIP quality actually improved somewhat.

    in reply to: QOS and VoIP #46267
    DrmCa
    Participant

    VOIP adapters don’t need ANY port mapping to work.

    Perhaps behind very weird routers they may need NAT entries, but I have not seen such.

    The question is clearly about QOS.

    in reply to: QOS and VoIP #46265
    DrmCa
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    I am not sure I completely understand your recommendations.
    If you are trying to make VOIP work, then it already works w/o any settings.
    Or are you showing me how to QoS the SIP and RTP packets? Just want to be certain of what I am doing.

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