Comment 7 for bug 193558

NoOp (glgxg) wrote :

 I've found that creating an 'apt.conf' file:

$ cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
//---------------------------
// Options for limiting Update Manager download speeds
Acquire
{
Queue-Mode "access"; // host|access
http
{
Dl-Limit "100"; // 100Kb/sec maximum download rate
};
};
//--------------------------

works for me. It limits the downloads at 1Mb on a 1.5Mb DSL and leaves enough bandwidth that I can still browse, email, etc., during the downloads.