apt-mirror near ashburn

anyone have a stable ubuntu 12.04 apt-mirror near (sprint/ntt) ashburn i
can abuse lightly?


i think the mirror i used to run is still there...


possibly also:
http://ubuntu.supsec.org/dists/precise (this seems to wrok fine for me as well)


$apt-get install libsm6
After this operation, 717 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  x11-common libice6 libsm6
Install these packages without verification [y/N]?

hmmmmm. ft meade can't even hack the checksums?


possibly the mirror is just misbehaving :frowning: it's been a while since i
ran it, so I'm honestly not sure what's going on with it these days.


My suggestion is to use http://http.debian.net/debian as your source. It uses geo thingie to figure out the closest mirror to you.

Code is on github if you're interested in how it works.

Ubuntu != Debian

Ubuntu != Debian

Apparently mirrors.ubuntu.com picks a mirror based on geographical location using lines like this:

deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise main restricted universe multiverse

deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt precise-security main restricted universe multiverse

I'm not sure how good it is at picking a mirror though. ubuntu seems to make a mess of the sources.list
file and makes it scary to change. I always leave it with the mirror I chose during install.


Says you can pick "Select Best Server" from a menu. That would probably work okay if it's not a headless box.

there's also the unfortunate case of: "My traffic to the selected
mirror is over the 'expensive' transit port, why can't I use my SFP's
mirror over there on the left?"

setting the mirror to a specific one means some fragility, but
determinism is nice.

mirror.symnds.com has debian/ubuntu and is in Ashburn on Above.net FYI.

i gave up and put up my own freeping ubuntu apt-mirror