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Re: lynx-dev Download indicator hogs my bandwidth

From: Pat Traynor
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Download indicator hogs my bandwidth
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 11:34:49 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Thomas E. Dickey wrote:

> On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Pat Traynor wrote:
> > This works great, except that while downloading a file, Lynx clicks off
> > the number of bytes being downloaded via my telnet session.  It does
> > this at such a high rate of speed that it's using up a considerable
> > amount of my 24kbps bandwidth.
> that's settable via the options menu or SHOW_KB_RATE in lynx.cfg

I've never done anything with the SHOW_KB_RATE, because I've never seen
the rate displayed.  I haven't been using the latest version of Lynx for
a long time, so I'm not intimately familiar with all of the parameters.

The data I'm talking about happens during a download and is on the lower
left corner of the window.  It says "Read xxxxxx of xxxxxxx bytes of data".

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Matt wrote:

> Whenever I have to dial up (phone lines here are terrible) and get a
> nice (speedy here) 28.8K connection and have a large download to do
> with lynx, I just run lynx under screen and switch to another "window"
> while it does its work. (Usually just sitting at a ksh prompt.)

I use SecureCRT on my Windows machine and switch to another window to do
work while the download is in progress, but even in the minimized
window, the byte count progress is still being reported through the
modem lines.  If I have two windows running Lynx and downloading large
files, it pretty much saturates my bandwidth.  I've experimented with
even three Lynx downloads, and at that point, my modem can't keep up
with the byte count, and the downloaded files all wind up corrupted.

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, address@hidden wrote:

> Try:
>     lynx -source URL >filename.

Unfortunately this won't work (i.e., I don't know how to make it work),
because the site that I go to primarily requests a login/passwd to get
to my account.

Pat Traynor

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