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How to save time and traffic upgrading with apt-proxy

Posted by: Colin Dean on June 26, 2008 01:44 PM
I implemented apt-cacher at my workplace, where we had six Ubuntu machines pulling daily updates separately on a 1.5 Mbps T1 line. Occasionally, we'd install on a VM and need to update, adding several hundred megabytes to the load. This ground the network to a halt for hours. I put apt-cacher on one of the machines and distributed a command line to add the proxy file. We now have a machine which is displaying "tail -f /var/log/apt-cacher/access.log" so we can watch the fun every couple of hours.

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