Limit Update download bandwidth?
dvincent at sleepdeprived.ca
Tue Feb 19 06:21:49 UTC 2008
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> Is there any way to limit the download bandwith from the update-manager?
> For example in a similar manner that you can limit the download
> bandwidth in gwget?
> Every time I do an update on my machines the update-manager sucks up the
> entire bandwidth on my dsl link. As a result, web browsing, other
> internet activities by the machine being updated, as well as other
> sharing the link are pretty much hosed until the updates are downloaded.
This isn't the answer you want but have you got a spare box? Install
Smoothwall or Endian Firewall on there and then use their traffic
shaping features to keep some bandwidth on your link available.
You can do that with any Linux/BSD really - if you want ultimate in
security then use OpenBSD.
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