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In a more ad-hoc network you could just share /var/cache/apt over NFS, and let apt handle the caching. What are the drawbacks of that compared to running a caching proxy?
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Posted Feb 16, 2009 0:28 UTC (Mon) by maney (subscriber, #12630)
Sharing apt's cache over NFS might run into concurrency issues, but if you're the only one who admins any of the boxes, okay, that probably can work. (I remember setting up NFS for no reason but to be able to run the Slackware install without having to have a great pile of floppies...) One thing I don't believe that addresses at all is purging obsolete versions of packages as security and bug-fixes roll in.
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