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I'm looking for a solution to limit a suer go X Gigabytes per month, on a monthly basis.

Basically me and my roommate are splitting an Internet connection. The connection only allows X GB per month, and then charges. I'm looking for soemthing, preferably at a hardware level, that will cut off at a certain point. In this case half of the bandwidth for him, half of it for me.

I've found solutions to limit things like KB/sec, but nothing that has a byte limit defined over a set time.
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I think you may be limited to a pen and paper. I'm not sure you can allocate a certain ammount of bandwidth/month to a specific machine. This sounds like one of thoes things where if one person wants to be a douche they could.
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I'm not trying to be a "douche" as you put it. The bill is in my name. We split the cost down the middle. I'm fully intend on giving him exactly what he is paying for, no more, no less. Since all overage charges would be billed to me, I'd like a way to prevent hiim from crossing over his limit.
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Edit: Original post edited. I didn't read the question well enough.

If you're looking for a hardware solution that will automatically take action to a port that is consuming to much bandwidth or works with policy you're talking enterprise level equipment. You can use some basic software like NBmonitor to catch it in the butt before it becomes an issue. Maybe someone knows something more reasonable, I just can't think of anything that is automated and dosen't require some kind of intervention.
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I can imagine DD-WRT being able to do this. Even if it just raises some alarm bells when you're (almost?) at the limit.
    
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Well, I figured out a way to do it. We get 250 Gb a month.

My router has a function... but it's based on all the devices assigned. However the modem from my provider has multiple ports.

So my PC is direct to the modem, and I'm jsut running some software that monitors my bandwith transfer. His PC is direct to the router, and I have it hard set to cut off at 125 GB, this way only his PC is through the router.
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