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1. Introduction

The purpose of this guide is to provide an easy solution for limiting incoming traffic, thus preventing our LAN users from consuming all the bandwidth of our internet link.

This is useful when our internet link is slow or our LAN users download tons of mp3s and the newest Linux distro's *.iso files.

1.1. New versions of this document

You can always view the latest version of this document on the World Wide Web at the URL http://www.linuxdoc.org.

New versions of this document will also be uploaded to various Linux WWW and FTP sites, including the LDP home page at http://www.linuxdoc.org.

1.2. Disclaimer

Neither the author nor the distributors, or any other contributor of this HOWTO are in any way responsible for physical, financial, moral or any other type of damage incurred by following the suggestions in this text.

1.3. Copyright and License

This document is copyright 2001 by Tomasz Chmielewski, and is released under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

1.4. Feedback and corrections

If you have questions or comments about this document, please feel free to mail Tomasz Chmielewski at tch@metalab.unc.edu. I welcome any suggestions or criticisms. If you find a mistake or a typo in this document (and you will find a lot of them, as English is not my native language), please let me know so I can correct it in the next version. Thanks.

1.5. Thanks

I would like to thank Ami M. Echeverri lula@pollywog.com who helped me to convert the HOWTO into SGML format and corrected some mistakes. I also want to thank Ryszard Prosowicz prosowicz@poczta.fm for useful suggestions.