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[leafnode-list] Bandwidth limiter for fetch downloads?


I posted a while ago to look for a way to have fetch go away gracefully
when my PPP connection got hung up, and I finally wrote up a shell script
that both kills hung up fetch and leafnode processes.  I am running 1.8.1
right now and things are working fairly well and i dont want to bother to
upgrade.  If anybody is interested in the script, email me and I will send
it to you.

Now I have another problem.  When fetch runs, it connects to my local
ISP's news server and completely eats up all the available bandwidth I
have on my 56k modem connection.  Network latency for anything
interactive goes skyhigh.  When typing through on a ssh connection or
browsing the web takes FOREVER.  I have looked high and low for a solution
for  this and haven't had much luck, but thought I would try here.  Is
there a way of having fetch *limit* the amount of bandwidth it uses when
downloading articles?? It would be perfect if I could set it to limit at
5 KB sec or 1.0 KB sec, leaving 70 % of my bandwidth free and open.

Has anyone run into this problem and have any solutions??

Thanks in advance..

- Stefan in Boston

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