I have recently installed RHEL 6.1. I have modified /etc/yum.conf to throttle the bandwidth that yum utilizes when downloading updates. I am trying to limit yum to 20 kB/s, but it uses up all available bandwidth on our T1. Here is my /etc/yum.conf file:
[main] cachedir=/var/cache/yum/$basearch/$releasever keepcache=0 debuglevel=2 logfile=/var/log/yum.log exactarch=1 obsoletes=1 gpgcheck=1 plugins=1 installonly_limit=3 throttle=20k exclude=kernel*
yum continues to use 160+ kB/s. Am I missing something? Any ideas?