Jim Wright <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I think there is still a case for attempting percent limiting.  I
> agree with your point that we can not discover the full bandwidth of
> the link and adjust to that.  The approach discovers the current
> available bandwidth and adjusts to that.  The usefullness is in
> trying to be unobtrusive to other users.

The problem is that Wget simply doesn't have enough information to be
unobtrusive.  Currently available bandwidth can and does change as new
downloads are initiated and old ones are turned off.  Measuring
initial bandwidth is simply insufficient to decide what bandwidth is
really appropriate for Wget; only the user can know that, and that's
what --limit-rate does.

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