From Free Geek Seattle
What is it?
Proxy server for Debian / Ubuntu packages.
Saves these packages locally and serves them to APT clients, as during upgrades and such, in order to conserve upstream bandwidth.
FCS Location will vary.
We're spoiled for choice:
- apt-cacher -- The ng should have more features
- apt-cacher-ng -- This requires client configuration.
- squid as a transparent proxy
- squid-deb-proxy This also requires installing something on clients that may make them not work. when they are out in the field.
- debtorrent (yeah, right) -- exactly