Re: Bug#47625: apt: wish: Add a 'slow' or 'modem' option to Queue-Mode
On Sun, 17 Oct 1999, Brian Servis wrote:
> A 'slow' or 'modem' option to Queue-Mode would be great for dialout
> access to limit the number of connection made over the modem. In
> 'modem' mode only one connection of either http or ftp URI type would
> be made at a time while other local URI types of cdrom, file & copy are
> made simultaneously. Currently if I want to limit the number of
> simultaneous connection over the modem I have to use the 'access'
> method and have all non-local URI types be of the same type. This is
> not always possible since not all mirrors have both ftp and http.
There is actually a complicated reason why it is like this. You see each
download process gets its own URL queue and http/ftp have different
download processes. It is difficult to serialize them as a single queue.
So this is very, very, very low priority