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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.


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