After choosing “Add”, you will see the quota settings window. In this window there are the following fields:
You can check which values are acceptable when you place the cursor over the field, or you can choose a value from the drop-down list containing the objects that are already known to ICS CUBE. The quota rule is used to limit the amount of traffic the user of group can consume. When you create quota, it is required to set the amount of data, downloaded per day/week/month, also you can specify the resource, protocol and port, the quota will be applied to. If the amount is set to 0, quota for this period will be inactive.
When user or group exceeds their quota, the action from the rule will be performed. Either the access for the user/group will be denied (except for the resources that are specified in the “allow always” permitting rule), or the speed limitation will come info effect (as in the speed limit rule).
The “Create pass rule for CONNECT method” checkbox means that packets with CONNECT method will be allowed, for identify destination URL when the https-filtration with certificate substitution is active. It's also necessary to show user the “Quota exceeded” message when he opens a https-page.
Note 1. Quota will not work with transparent proxy with the “Filter HTTPS traffic with decrypting” checkbox.
Note 2. Quota counting is performed only for external addresses, a traffic to the ICS CUBE and from the proxy cache is not included in the count.