Applications & Environments for sugar
Home or Small Business Network
If your home or business is connected to the internet through an ISP which caps your transfers (sometimes called a "Fair Access Policy", or FAP), then sugar can be used to limit your usage so that you do not exceed the cap. It can operate with a single computer connected to the satellite or cable modem, or it can be used to limit the transfers through a single computer to all of the other nodes on your network.
If you encounter throttling by your ISP because you inadvertently exceed your bandwidth allowance or cap, or if doing so incurs extra charges, then sugar may be a solution. Also, while not a comprehensive firewall, sugar can limit viewing certain types of content, such as video or audio, which often causes the greatest use of bandwidth.
Hotels, Motels, Libraries, and Internet Cafés
If you provide internet access to guests, clients, or customers, then sugar may provide some useful functions you don't get with a simple wireless or wired setup:
Small ISPs and Internet Resellers
This scenario involves small ISPs and resellers who provide internet connectivity for a neighbourhood, office building, or other specialized market. Typically, such small ISPs, resellers, or tributary providers offer service by the month or other period, often using wireless technology. In addition to the bandwidth management and access control features described above (for hotels, motels, libraries, and internet cafés), these operations also require billing or invoicing support, and other accounting activities. sugar provides the basic operations, and the hooks to connect to more general accounting software are under development.
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