Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 149170
limit update bandwidth, continue interrupted download
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:00 EST
Description of problem:
Hogs all download bandwidth. When using a modem to connect to the
internet. up2date uses all the bandwidth it can to download the
updates. This leaves very little for doing other stuff (i.e. getting
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
version unknown (lastest release)
Ask up2date to update the system, then try and download a webpage as
well, when connected though a modem.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect to the internet though a modem
2. get up2date to download a new update
3. try and get a complicated web page (e.g. ebay)
Web pages take a long time to download.
Web pages etc. not slowed down much.
I would like to see an option (hopefully setup though the GUI) that
can be used to limit the bandwidth up2date uses. As this will
increase the time taken to download the large updates (e.g.
openoffice) it would be a good idea if up2date could resume an
interrupted download as well. Like using the wget options
'--continue' and '--limit-rate'.
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closing per lack of response to previous comment. If this still occurs on FC3
or FC4 and is a security issue, please assign to Fedora Legacy and the
appropriate version. The bug could also be filed against RHEL if it is relevant
up2date has been replaced by pirut and pup in FC5 and FC6, the still fully
supported versions of Fedora Core, so this bug will not be fixed unless it is a