Re: [Emerald] Advise required

Gary Wilkinson ( (no email) )
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 06:53:14 +1000

Thanks for your response, we are currently using IPAC on a Linix box. It
works very well, the only thing is we have to strip the text and place it in
a table to manipulate it. Do know of any other product that would better
suit. Keep in mind we have to use Linix because we are using the
masquerading on this box as well.
I believe their is a product called Platypus that may do what we want to do,
do you know of this product?

Regards Gary Wilkinson

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, 28 March 1999 10:54
Subject: Re: [Emerald] Advise required

>> Gary Wilkinson wrote:
>> Dale,
>> We have just purchase Emerald and want it to marry better into a
>> business activity. We are a new ISP which charge mainly on data usage
>> not hours.
>> ie:
>> Plan 1: unlimited hours x cents per meg (Min $10.00)
>> Plan 2: unlimited hours $x per x megs
>> and
>> Block 1: 25 hours or x megs which ever comes first for $x
>> In addition to this we also bill lan connectivity in which we are
>> using another package to measure data usage over lan and wan.
>> What I would like to do is consolidate all these into Emerald somehow.
>> My question is, are you looking at this type of billing or should we
>> do our own thing.
>> If we are to do our own thing could you give us the best direction in
>> which to proceed.
>RADIUS traffic usage billing is already in the works, although I
>don't have a time frame for it. Part of the work is creating a
>more generic ability to bill any type of usage, whether RADIUS
>traffic, LAN traffic, web traffic, FTP traffic, etc. Collectors
>will be able to put data into the Emerald database, and you can
>define the rules in Emerald on how to bill for it.
>What lan connectivity package are you using to measure the data
>and what type of output does it have?
>Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT
>IEA Software, Inc.
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