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PTF downloading is built to open many parallel sockets to increase throughput. This works too well at times. The process is capable of consuming virtually all of the internet bandwidth at our shop. Being able to limit downloads by number of simultaneous connections or total bandwidth would allow admins to work at more convenient times. This could be considered a network issue, but small/medium companies do not have the expertise/equipment to do this throttling in-house for their networks.
Admin checks PTFs on Tuesday morning, finds a CUM package available. After setting bandwidth to 3 connections, downloading CUM package could start. Wednesday the admin can apply to development system. Applying to production could proceed on the weekend.
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