On Aoine, 2002-02-01 at 11:00, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> Remember my isp who cuts the line every 10 minutes 'idle', and my kid
> getting dumped offline in the middle of all his games?
> Browsing works to keep the line alive; Downloads work.
You could try downloading http://linux.ie/news.rdf every 5 minutes -
it's a very small file and definitely wouldn't soak up much bandwidth.
wget --proxy=off http://linux.ie/news.rdf
alternatively, if you're using a recent wget you can set the max.
bandwidth that it's to use, so with enough space you could do:
wget --limit-rate=3k \
that'll tell wget to limit itself to downloading the iso at 3 kbytes per
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