Ubuntu/Debian apt-cacher-save some time and bandwidth

If you're running ubuntu/debian, you can take advantage of an apt-cacher for your package additions and updates.

It should be slightly faster to fetch, but with ~75% of all linode users on ubuntu/debian, it should save a little bit of external bandwidth.

As of this post, there's an apt-cacher-ng in Newark,NJ and in London.

Simply run

echo 'Acquire::http { Proxy "http://<server address="">:3142"; };' | sudo tee /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxy</server>

Substituting for the :

london-cache.getbestfone.com for london

newark-ubuntu-cache.alittletothewright.com for newark

You can find updated info at:

https://www.linode.com/wiki/index.php?t … l_Services">https://www.linode.com/wiki/index.php?title=Internal_Services

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Very good, but I have just purchased a linode 512 and used the proxy configuration for the london location.

The london proxy (london-cache.getbestfone.com) seems to be down… :cry:

The DNS entries for it point to which is an internal IP, make sure you have a private IP on your linode.

Ooops :oops:

I have no private IP configured, now, after the configuration all works well.



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