[ubuntu-uk] Remote Repos

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Sun Jul 29 12:31:34 BST 2007

Forgetting about the how, when and what, let's concentrate on the why.

* BB availability is not actually all that it's hyped up to be.  Although
the majority of the BT exchanges are ADSL /ADSL+ enabled, there are still
some outlying areas that aren't.

* BB is still distant dependant.

* in certain cases to upgrade a PSTN  line to take ADSL the cost is now
bourne by the user, not BT.

* connection contention

* safe source - people migrating from Windows are continually bombarded
about the scariness of connecting to the Internet and being attacked within
seconds of making that connection (common "fact" almost always found in any
high street magazine talking about Windowss and firewalls / AV etc)

Probably a few more too but suffering from a certain level of de-hydration
from last night!


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Seif Attar
Sent: 29 July 2007 02:42
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Remote Repos

On Sat, 2007-07-28 at 08:35 +0100, Matthew Larsen wrote:
> whoa hang on, let me see if I got this right
> client has multiple ubuntu machines to update
> each machine updates seperately over internet and kills bw bill
> suggestion: is there a better way?
> Wouldnt it be easier for there to be a gateway which downloads a repo
> if requested and then just caches it?

That's what I thought as well.
I was trying to do a similar thing a few years ago, and in the end used
apt-proxy dont remember the details now, but if you have more than one
ubuntu machine update regularly, i think that is the way to go. but I
see advantages in Ian's idea.

Seif Attar

ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com

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