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Bug 162091 - Feature Request: Maximum download rate
Summary: Feature Request: Maximum download rate
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-29 19:59 UTC by Sigge Kotliar
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-06-29 20:02:50 UTC

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Description Sigge Kotliar 2005-06-29 19:59:12 UTC
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Description of problem:
Something that I feel would make yum a much better tools is the ability to limit the maximum download rate.
As it is now, yum uses all available bandwidth, making web surfing or doing other things rather slow while downloading, which can take a while when updating openoffice, eclipse etc.

Would it be very difficult to implement a maximum download rate setting like:

yum --maxdownloadrate=40 
(kB/s or something)

I think this would be a great feature for users of slow broadband connections, or modems. People would no longer have to "plan" their updates, but just run them in the background

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Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-06-29 20:02:50 UTC
look at the 'bandwidth' option in the yum.conf man page.

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