Hi, I am not generally against video games and other related online stuff. But my son (age 16) is in WOW, COD, Mindcraft and the like by approximatly 8 to 12 h a day. The same is to be observed in my friends families. Our children get lost to their loved ones because of computer game addiction. Cutting of the Internet completely doesn't work. He would walk over to one of his friends and keep on gaming there. Talking to him for hope of reaching common sense has been a vain endeavour so far.
So I do not want to cut him off the internet completely, just limit his bandwidth so much that he is throttled if he has reached a set time limit or else if he reaches a certain amount of gb used. So the question is: is pf (ALTQ especially) able to cope with these requirements? And if how would such rules in pf.conf look? I am by far no pf guru but have run a OpenBSD SOHO server for about 10 years. So I think I do have a basic unterstanding of pf matters. Every helpful answer is whole-heartedly appreciated. Just one thing: Please stick to the technical focus of the question. Educational advice need not be given as I have received enough of it in the past already. And as far as I have seen and heard I am not the only father having to deal with these kind of problems. Thank you. Sebastian Founding member of "Awfully Livid Parents Against Computer Addiction - ALPACA" --