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Name

       apt-proxy - A proxy for saving bandwidth to Debian servers

SYNOPSIS

       apt-proxy [options] [logfile]

DESCRIPTION

       apt-proxy  is  a  python  program  designed to be run as an stand alone
       server via twistd, and provides a clean, caching, intelligent proxy for
       apt-get,  which  speaks HTTP to apt-get clients, and http, ftp or rsync
       to the backend server(s).  apt-proxy listens by default on port 9999 by
       default.

       -h, --help
              Display usage information.

       -c, --config-file=
              Configuration        file.         This        defaults       to
              /etc/apt-proxy/apt-proxy-v2.conf

CLIENT CONFIGURATION

       Once apt-proxy is configured on a host SERVER, users  then  edit  their
       sources.list  file  to point to the proxy (which uses the http protocol
       to serve clients), like so:

       deb http://SERVER:9999/debian stable main contrib non-free
       deb-src http://SERVER:9999/debian stable main contrib non-free

       deb http://aptproxy:9999/security stable/updates main contrib non-free

       What path should be specified after the server  name  and  port  number
       depends on the configuration of apt-proxy (which can restrict paths and
       send different paths to different servers).  See  SERVER  CONFIGURATION
       below.

       Note  that you can also use the nicknames ‘unstable’, ‘frozen’ etc, but
       Packages/Sources files may get duplicated, so it is best to use  either
       the symbolic or the code name and stick with it.

SERVER CONFIGURATION

       See  apt-proxy.conf(5)  for  details  of how to set up apt-proxy to use
       backends near to you.

CARE AND FEEDING OF MIRRORS

       apt-proxy reduces the  bandwidth  requirements  of  Debian  mirrors  by
       restricting  the  frequency  of  Packages,  Releases  and  Sources file
       updates from the back end and only doing a single fetch for  any  file,
       how ever many users request it from the proxy.

FILES

       /etc/apt-proxy/apt-proxy.conf or /etc/apt-proxy/apt-proxy-v2.conf

SEE ALSO

       apt-proxy.conf(5),apt-proxy-import(8)

BUGS

       Packages  are  not compressed using gzip --rsyncable, which gives a 30%
       reduction in bytes transferred for binary packages,  and  much  greater
       for source and other packages.

AUTHORS

       apt-proxy  v2  was written by Manuel Estrada Sainz and is maintained by
       Otavio Salvador and Chris Halls.