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4.5. Bandwidth Control

In managed networks of workstations or servers there is a need to control the use of the available bandwidth for every YUM system, and it is also useful for users who want to keep the YUM system under control particularly when they are doing something else that requires bandwidth.
The solution is simple, it is to configure yum to control itself the use of bandwidth, below is an example of a yum.conf with the relevant parameters. throttle can be an absolute value or a percentage value, in the latter case, bandwidth specifies 100% of available bandwidth in bytes/sec.
If you wish to disable the control, put throttle=0.
# Adjustments for bandwitch control
# 70% of 512kbps ~ 358Kbps limit