Ian O'Connell hath declared on Wednesday the 13 day of October 2004 :-:
> Not overkill? heanet gives speeds of 8megs/sec getting apt updates,
Depends where you are on the TCD network ;)
Some places your lucky if you get 500k, sometimes its worse than that...
> and combine that with tcd's proxies cache'n the updates after one
> machine gets them?
I'm not sure if the tcd proxies actually do any cashing these days...
I heard a rumour that they are just used for authentication.
We go through our own anyway...
> is there really enough debian machines inside tcd
> to justify it?
*shrug* we have about 150 odd, but that will be growing...
> We have our's currently getting them off heanet with
> our own local proxy server cache'n the files.
We have been using apt-proxy which does a decent job.
However for people who use the tcd proxies, there is also the
problem of having to put your authentication details in
apt.conf/environment or whatever...
Mainly just a handiness thing... disk space is cheep :-)
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thing in the world. He was our Uncle and older brother. He told us we
were special, and we knew he'd be there for us.
A cult leader, right down to the sneakers.
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