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On Tuesday 06 December 2005 13:09, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Tue, 06 Dec 2005, Ivan Adams wrote:
> > I have slow internet connection. BUT I have friends with the same
> > connection in my local area network, who have apt-proxy.
> > My goal is: When I need to install new system (Debian) on new user, or
> > dist-upgrade on entire system, I need the unstable packets from site. In
> > this case I need to wait some HOURS. If apt have *PARALLELISM* , I could
> > use  my connection and at the same time the connections of apt-proxy.
> > In that case I will download the packets twice (or more) faster.
> You could also have a (partial) local mirror that you update over the
> night, or use only apt-proxy connections in all machines but one, and have
> that one do regular updates to keep apt-proxy fresh with new packages.
> I doubt very much so parallel downloads will be added to apt.

apt-torrent seems to approach that too: 

pub 4096R/0E4BD0AB 2003-03-18 <people.fccf.net/danchev/key pgp.mit.edu>
fingerprint 1AE7 7C66 0A26 5BFF DF22 5D55 1C57 0C89 0E4B D0AB 

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