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Re: exim hogging upstream on debian

scripsit Paul E Condon:
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 03:14:20PM -0000, Colin Davis wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am in a small office that uses an adsl connection for its internet
> > access.  We have a debian box with exim installed to send mail. When
> > a large email is send (anything over 1mb really) it hogs all of the
> > upstream, disconnects my ssh sessions etc and making using the
> > internet impossible until the email has gone.
> > 
> > I am looking for a way to limit exims use of the available
> > bandwidth.  Anybody got any ideas for a quick fix?
> > 
> > Any help much appreciated - its driving me mad :-)
> > 
> > Col.
> Look at www.bandwidtharbitrator.com. Linux Bandwidth Arbitrator is
> software developed by a guy in the town where I live (Lafayette, CO).
> He made a presentation at a local LUG ~6m ago. He seemed to know what
> he was doing, and interested in helping small users. Its not free, but
> its not expensive, and you can try it for free. I think his deal is
> that you pay for the User Manual.

It seems strange to me that there doesn't seem to be a free tool for
this.  I've had similar problems just with scp over cable modem -- I
don't care if it takes it an hour to make the transfer, but I don't want
to lose my ssh sessions completely while it copies...

Bandwidth management stuff I've come across seems to focus more on
keeping one machine from hogging a network rather than keeping one
process from hogging eth0 on a single machine...

Are we missing something obvious?

Pax vobiscum; pax cum omnibus.
Thanasis Kinias
tkinias at asu.edu
Doctoral Student, Department of History
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

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