Debian Bug report logs - #426891
ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Ryan VanMiddlesworth <ryanv+throttle@ontko.com>

Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 15:12:01 UTC

Owned by: Martin Steghöfer <martin@steghoefer.de>

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#426891; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Ryan VanMiddlesworth <ryanv+throttle@ontko.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFP: throttle -- Throttle is a bandwidth limiting pipe. It copies the standard input to the standard output while limiting the bandwidth to the specified maximum rate.
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 11:10:14 -0400
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist


* Package name    : throttle
  Version         : 1.1
  Upstream Author : James Klicman <james@klicman.org>
* URL             : http://klicman.org/throttle/
* License         : (GPL)
  Programming Lang: (C)
  Description     : Throttle is a bandwidth limiting pipe. It copies the standard input to the standard output while limiting the bandwidth to the specified maximum rate.

Throttle is a bandwidth limiting pipe. It functions somewhat like 'dd', copying standard input to the standard output. However, it also has the ability to limit the 
bandwidth to a specified maximum rate (e.g., 1 Mbps).

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Changed Bug title to `RFP: throttle -- a bandwidth limiting pipe' from `RFP: throttle -- Throttle is a bandwidth limiting pipe. It copies the standard input to the standard output while limiting the bandwidth to the specified maximum rate.'. Request was from Thomas Huriaux <thomas.huriaux@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 02 Jun 2007 08:30:27 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#426891; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry@gmail.com>
To: 426891@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: ITP: throttle -- a bandwidth limiting pipe
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 14:17:11 +0530
retitle 426891 ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe

owner 426891 !

thanks

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Changed Bug title to `ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' from `RFP: throttle -- a bandwidth limiting pipe'. Request was from "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 08:51:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry@gmail.com>. Request was from "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 06 Jun 2007 08:51:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to `RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' from `ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe'. Request was from "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 17:18:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner changed from "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry@gmail.com> to Ryan VanMiddlesworth <ryanv+throttle@ontko.com>. Request was from "Kartik Mistry" <kartik.mistry@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 22 Jul 2007 17:18:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Ryan VanMiddlesworth <ryanv+throttle@ontko.com>. Request was from Thomas Huriaux <thomas.huriaux@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 28 Jul 2007 10:21:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #27 received at 426891@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Giovanni Mascellani <g.mascellani@gmail.com>
To: Control Debian Bugs <control@bugs.debian.org>, 426891@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Intention To Package throttle
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 20:32:17 +0200
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package wnpp
retitle 426891 ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe
owner 426891 !
thanks
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Changed Bug title to `ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' from `RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe'. Request was from Giovanni Mascellani <g.mascellani@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 25 Oct 2007 18:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as Giovanni Mascellani <g.mascellani@gmail.com>. Request was from Giovanni Mascellani <g.mascellani@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 25 Oct 2007 18:42:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to `RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' from `ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe'. Request was from Giovanni Mascellani <g.mascellani@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 26 Nov 2007 21:45:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #40 received at 426891-quiet@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Giovanni Mascellani <g.mascellani@gmail.com>
To: Control Debian Bugs <control@bugs.debian.org>, 426891-quiet@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Won't package throttle
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 22:41:53 +0100
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package wnpp
retitle 426891 RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe
noowner 426891
thanks

I won't package throttle, because cstream (which is already in Debian)
can do the same work (see -t option).

Giovanni.
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Changed Bug title to `ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' from `RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe'. Request was from Eduardo Ferro <eferro@alea-soluciones.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 14:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as Eduardo Ferro <eferro@alea-soluciones.com>. Request was from Eduardo Ferro <eferro@alea-soluciones.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 05 Apr 2009 16:42:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Eduardo Ferro <eferro@alea-soluciones.com>:
Bug#426891; Package wnpp. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:22:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #49 received at 426891@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 426891@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: throttle: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 17:06:08 +0000
retitle 426891 RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe
noowner 426891
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of throttle back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

If you are still interested in adopting throttle, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 426891 ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe
 owner 426891 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <426891@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' from 'ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Tue, 25 May 2010 17:27:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #58 received at 426891@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Nathan Owens <ndowens04@gmail.com>
To: 426891@bugs.debian.org
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 19:32:43 -0600
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Changed Bug title to 'ITP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' from 'RFP: throttle -- A bandwidth limiting pipe' Request was from Mònica Ramírez Arceda <monica@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 09 Nov 2012 09:15:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #67 received at 426891@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Martin Steghöfer <martin@steghoefer.de>
To: 426891@bugs.debian.org
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:29:56 +0100
In the (duplicate) bug report #692774 Tollef and Jonas expressed 
concerns about putting effort into packaging a program whose 
funcionality is already in Debian via other tools.

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=692774

In reply to that I repeat here what I already posted to #692774:

"trickle", "iprelay" and "shepard" are socket-specific traffic shaping 
tools, whereas "throttle" is based on stdin and stdout. So it can be 
used in other contexts, where other tools are not applicable.

But yes, you are both right, "cstream" (with the "-t" option) and "pv" 
(with the "-L" option) do the trick, too. So "throttle" doesn't add a 
really new functionality to Debian.

And no, we don't *absolutely* need it in Debian. But we *can* have it at 
a low cost. The binary package will be tiny, the compilation happens 
within seconds and packaging is simple. And as updates don't happen very 
often and are not likely to change much of the tool's structure, package 
maintenance in the long run will be cheap, too.

And "throttle" seems to be a more popular solution to common problems 
than the other tools mentioned. When I was searching the web for the 
solution of a problem, the answer in several places was "throttle". So I 
finally compiled it from source. It would be nice to prevent other users 
from having to do this, too.

I am aware of Debian's problem of having a huge amount of packages and 
rather few maintainers. So I understand your concerns. I just think that 
the (little) added value is worth the (very little) effort.

Kind regards,
Martin



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#426891; Package wnpp. (Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:09:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #72 received at 426891@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Martin Steghöfer <martin@steghoefer.de>
To: 426891@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Sponsor
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:57:03 +0100
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Still haven't found a sponsor for this package. I guess with all the 
trouble about the wheezy release, I couldn't expect a lot of attention 
for a new package.

I will keep looking. In case I cannot find a sponsor, at least it was a 
nice exercise building my first package (although it would have been 
great to get some feedback) and I'm gonna turn towards more complex, but 
more important packages that might get more attention.

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