On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 11:09:12 -0400, Bob Goodwin <[email protected]> wrote: > > I need to find what is driving the usage numbers, they were dropping > until about a week ago. The solution may be to put the boys back on a > dial-up or their mother may just leave them without internet? But that > doesn't define/identify the problem. You might try a traffic shaping solution. Linux provides very powerful traffic shaping tools. Using them still takes a bit of learning, but if you can figure out how to distinguish the different categories of traffic, you should be able to prioritize or limit it in a way that meets your needs.