Fastest Debian Servers

Who's Fastest?

To find the fastest Debian mirrors use netselect-apt. Its simple to use. Install it first:

# aptitude install netselect-apt

Now check which servers are best to update "lenny".

# aptitude netselect-apt lenny

The fastest server seems to be: http://199.6.1.174/debian/
Writing sources.list. sources.list exists, moving to sources.list.1226001532
Done.

As you can see it updates the sources.list when its work is done.

To use ftp servers:

# netselect-apt -f lenny

To use use non-free respositories:

# netselect-apt -n lenny

Another Debian mirror locator is apt-spy, but I've never used it. Check it out if your interested.

That's about it.