Re: apt-get and SOCKS
> is there any reason to encrypt your traffic on downloading packages?
> I think this will only cause more traffic and cpu overhead on the
> mirrors instead of help anything.
I took is request to ask for SOCKS support, not encrypted connections.
I know that I've used the SOCKS feature of OpenSSH some times to get
out of a network with limited accessibility, and being able to use
apt-get (or aptitude) with such network tunnel would be useful in such