apt-cacher (was: Re: Speeding apt by multiple connections)
On 2004-03-11, Lucas Albers penned:
> setup a local apt-cacher repository. This drastically speeds up
> downloads, as it only gets new package lists once per day (per
> configuration). It saves all previously downloaded apt files to the
> cache. This is good because: Downloads are a lot faster. You save
> bandwidth for everyone involved.
I've done this, but it seems to bog down retrieval times for individual
machines. There's a lot of disconcerting wobbling between 0kbps and
some large number.
Haven't yet sat down and tried to figure it out, though.