globally limit fetch download?

RW rwmaillists at
Thu Feb 19 13:03:00 PST 2009

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:12:48 +0100 (CET)
Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at> wrote:

> > I have several FreeBSD machines located at different sites on very
> > slow DSL lines.
> >
> > Is there a way that I can limit the bandwidth that fetch uses when
> > it fetches ports?
> you may do this and 1000 times more things using IPFirewall

It's not a very efficient way to do it when the firewall is downstream
of the bottleneck - it's also difficult to make it specific to port

I'd go with wget. It's also good at handling unreliable lines, I used
to use it when I was on dial-up

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