Rsyncd limits

Alexei Novikov anovikov at
Tue Dec 11 03:21:37 EST 2001

tim.conway at wrote:
> Alexei:  client-controlled --bwlimit= works with server mode
> (server::module).  Is this good enough, or do you need the server to
> enforce --bwlimit?
> If you control both the clients and the server, you should be OK.  If you
> don't control, and can't trust those who do control, the clients, you'll
> need to modify the code.  I'm sure the mod would be welcome in the
> distribution, too, for those running the big anonymous servers.

That is exactly what I was thinking about - big anonymous servers.
Actually more in content distribution aspect, when multicasting with
rsync+ is not awailable, and one should create mesh of p2p hosts.

> Tim Conway
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> perl -e 'print pack(nnnnnnnnnnnn,
> 19061,29556,8289,28271,29800,25970,8304,25970,27680,26721,25451,25970),
> ".\n" '
> "There are some who call me.... Tim?"
> Alexei Novikov <anovikov at>
> Sent by: rsync-admin at
> 12/10/2001 08:11 AM
>         To:     rsync at
>         cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
>         Subject:        Rsyncd limits
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> Hi all,
> I was wondering if it will require any major rewrites of the
> daemon/client to include limits on the data transfer rate ?
>                                  Alexei.

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