I'm using Net::FTP
to download a large file every day. The script that does this lives on a borrowed server on a borrowed network, and the organization that is graciously letting me use their network has started complaining that our download is taking up too much bandwidth. I'd like to slow down the rate at which the file is downloaded. Does anybody know of a good way to do that?
I'd much prefer a way to do this that doesn't involve changing any OS-level network settings (for example firewalls or kernel-supported rate limiting). I only have remote access to the box, and I'm reluctant to do anything that could inadvertantly cut off my access.
I see that many programs (such as wget) have options to limit bandwidth, so this must be possible in userspace.
Thanks for any advice!