Two --bwlimit issues

Dr. Uwe Meyer-Gruhl Uwe.Meyer-Gruhl at
Tue Apr 15 05:02:47 EST 2003


I have two issues with the --bwlimit parameter to rsync which are not 
mentioned in the FAQ (please correct me if I am wrong):

1. When both an rsync client and an rsync daemon specify the --bwlimit 
parameter, the client's value overrides the server's value. This could 
be used in a DOS attack if the client uses a larger value than the 
server intended. The documentation also is rather unclear about this, 
e.g. is this a per-client or overall limit if used in the daemon?

2. I assume the --bwlimit parameter to be used mainly by the server side 
to limit traffic, so it would be nice if there was a daemon 
configuration file equivalent for the --bwlimit command line parameter.

Kind regards,

Dr. Uwe Meyer-Gruhl       congenio Gesellschaft für innovative 
Softwareprojekte mbH
Herzog-Johann-Str. 22, D-81245 München, GERMANY
Tel.: +49 89 82908139, Fax.: +49 89 8205273
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