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Re: Q. Should one mirror debian.security.org? Good or Bad Idea?

On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Walter Tautz wrote:

> just wondering if this would be a good idea. We currently have
> >80 machines that do an update once a day on this host so
> I think it may be a good idea to mirror the archive locally, say
> once a day via rsync?

I have a similar situation and I do mirror security. Of course, in
/etc/apt/sources.list I have both my mirror _and_ security.debian.org, so
that if an update already made it into the mirror all computers get it
from there, otherwise they _still_ get it from security. I also use a
proxy, so that anyway updates get downloaded once even if they come from
security and not from the local mirror. It requires a little bit of work
to properly set it up (not much), but then it works like a charm.



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