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       apt-proxy.conf - configuration file for apt-proxy


       apt-proxy.conf is the configuration file for apt-proxy.  When apt-proxy
       starts up, it will read /etc/apt-proxy/apt-proxy.conf.

       /etc/apt-proxy/apt-proxy-v2.conf will be read instead if it  exists  to
       make upgrading from v1 easier.

       The  configuration file is divided up into several sections, where each
       [resource] section defines a seperate  resource.  The  DEFAULT  section
       applies to all resources.

       The supplied apt-proxy.conf will work out of the box, but it is best to
       change the backends you use to a mirror closer to you.  There are  some
       in  the default file, and it may be enough just to reorder the lines in
       the file.


       This section holds options global to the whole apt-proxy:

              IP address on which apt-proxy will listen for requests. Multiple
              addresses have a empty space between it.

       port   TCP port on which apt-proxy will listen for requests.

              If  different  from  off,  means that Packages and other control
              files will not be refreshed more frequently than this number  of

              Maximum  I/O  timeout in seconds for backend transfers. Default:
              30 seconds.  If no response is received from a backend server in
              this time, apt-proxy will try the next server in the list.  Y

              Cache directory.  Default: /var/cache/apt-proxy

              If  different  from off, indicates the time between housekeeping
              attempts: delete files that have not been accessed  in  max_age,
              scan cache directories and update internal tables, ...

              If different from off, indicates the maximum age of files before
              deletion from the cache.

              If different from off, indicates the maximum number of  versions
              of  a  .deb  to  keep.   This  is  the  number  of  versions per
              distribution, for example setting max_versions to 2 will  ensure
              that  a  maximum  of 6 packages would be kept: the last 2 stable
              versions, the last 2 testing versions and the  last  2  unstable

              Specify  on  to  use  passive  FTP,  which  works  from behind a
              firewall, but may not be supported on all servers.  Specify  off
              to use active FTP instead.  Default: on

              Specify hostname:port to use an upstream proxy.

              By  default  apt-proxy  will add HTTP backends dynamicaly if not
              already defined. Specify off to restrict the available  backends
              to those listed in the configuration file.  Default: on

              apt-proxy can use HTTP pipelining to fetch several files at once
              (up to 10), but this can generate multiple connections  to  each
              backend server.  Pipelining is disabled by default until this is
              fixed.   Set  to  0  to  enable  experimental  http  pipelining.
              Default: 1


       All  other  sections  in  the configuration file will be interpreted as
       resource names.  The options in the  section  apply  to  this  resource

              Overrides the global timeout

       backends = <protocol>://<server>/<directory> [...]
              A  list  one or more URLs referring to servers which hold debian
              protocol: internet protocol to use: http, ftp or rsync
              server: hostname of the backend server to contact
              directory: directory name to prepend requests to for this server

              Override the global setting of passive_ftp


       To  access  a  resource  that’s  listed  under a specific section name,
       simply append the section name (without the brackets)  to  the  end  of
       your deb source line in /etc/apt/sources.list

       Debian main

       This  example  shows  how  to  give  clients  access to the main Debian
       backends =

       Using this configuration, the client would  use  a  sources.list  entry

           deb http://server:9999/debian woody main

       And             so             the             file             request
       ‘/debian/woody/main/binary-i386/x11/foo_1-1.deb’  would  turn  into   a
       backend request of first


       and if that failed,


       and apt-proxy will place the downloaded package in

       The website tells you to use this sources.list line:

           deb sarge-backports main

       You   can   add  this  to  apt-proxy  by  creating  a  new  section  in
       apt-proxy.conf.  In the new section, add a backends entry for the URL:

           backends =

       On the clients, replace the URL with  one  pointing  to  the  apt-proxy
       resource  name,  in the form http://hostname:port/backend. If your apt-
       proxy hostname is proxy and it is  running  on  port  9999,  you  would

          deb http://proxy:9999/backports sarge-backports main

       For many more examples, see the supplied /etc/apt-proxy/apt-proxy.conf.




       apt-proxy(8), /usr/share/doc/apt-proxy/README, apt-proxy-import(8)


       Plenty sure.  Please report.


       apt-proxy v2 was written by Manuel Estrada Sainz <>.