[wellylug] Limiting bandwidth used by Debian upgrade

Simon Antliff simon.antliff at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 09:44:10 NZST 2005

If apt is using wget, you can add --limit-rate=<bps> to the fetch command.
If scp, then -l <kbps>.

I dont run debian anymore, but my guess would be look in
/etc/apt/apt-file.conf or something similar. I'm sure google will


On 8/4/05, Gordon Paynter <lists at paynter.info> wrote:
> Hi all:
> Can anyone suggest a simple way to limit the bandwidth used by apt-get in
> Debian when I do an "apt-get upgrade"?  Its current (expected) behaviour is
> that it grabs whatever it can of my 256KBit/s Jetstream connection for its
> HTTP transfers, which means I cant work interactively via SSH at ther same
> time without significant lag. I'd like to restrict apt to (say) 64KBit/s, or
> something like that.
> TIA,
> Gordon
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