Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Jan 2007 21:05 UTC, submitted by falko
Debian and its clones "This tutorial shows how to create a Debian/Ubuntu mirror for your local network with the tool apt-mirror. Having a local Debian/Ubuntu mirror is good if you have to install multiple systems in your local network because then all needed packages can be downloaded over the fast LAN connection, thus saving your internet bandwidth."
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Another alternative
by amadensor on Thu 4th Jan 2007 23:16 UTC
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Another nice alternative if your only goal is improve speed and reduce bandwidth is to not build a whole mirror, but simply use a caching HTTP proxy. Apt will run across HTTP, and Squid takes almost no time to set up.

I have used this for an install party with a line not really big enough for everyone.

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RE: Another alternative
by skx2 on Fri 5th Jan 2007 16:33 in reply to "Another alternative"
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Indeed and there are even apt-get specific proxies which can be used.

"approx" and "apt-proxy". The latter of which I wrote about here:


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