how to save bandwidth while package upgrades

Nicolas Barcet nick.barcet at
Tue Nov 16 09:31:31 UTC 2010

On 11/16/2010 10:02 AM, Tapas Mishra wrote:
> Here is a mail in /var/mail/root which I received in my server logs
> I see same packages downloaded many times again and again.
> The servers which are upgrading are total 5 (4 virtual machines and one host)
> so is there a way I can save bandwidth on this sort of setup.

You should setup a local package proxy.  This can be done using packages
such as squid-deb-proxy or apt-cacher-ng and adding the following line
in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00Proxy :
  Acquire::http { Proxy "http://IPAddress:port"; };

Hope this helps,

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