On 10/13/07, Tony Godshall <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> OK, so let's go back to basics for a moment.
> wget's default behavior is to use all available bandwidth.
> Is this the right thing to do?
> Or is it better to back off a little after a bit?
> Tony

IMO, this should be handled by the operating system, not the
individual applications. That's one of the reasons I believe this
should be a module instead, because it's more or less a hack to patch
what the environment should be doing for wget, not vice versa.

In my experience, GNU/Linux tends to consume all the resources
unbiasedly, seemingly on a "first come first serve *until you're
done*" basis. This should be brought to the attention of the LKML.

However, other operating systems do not seem to have this problem as
much. Even Windows networks seem to prioritise packets.

This is a problem I've been having major headaches with lately. It
would be nice if wget had a patch for this problem, but that would not
solve the problem of my web browser or sftp client consuming all the
network resources.

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