Hi, After several iterations to solve problems related to Debian’s mirrors network, I am happy to announce a fully-functional solution that solves many of the shortcomings of previous iterations: http://http.debian.net
http.debian.net works as the key component of a content distribution
network. For a given requested file, it uses several factors to choose one or
multiple mirrors that can serve the request. Those factors include the
freshness of the mirror, the network and geographic location, etc.
How can you use it?
An entry in /etc/apt/sources.list for stable would look like:
deb http://http.debian.net/debian stable main
It supports backports mirrors and others. Except CD image mirrors, they are
More details, comparison to other approaches, and more information can be
Oh, and, please help package and maintain mirrorbrain, which would allow a
similar service to be provided for CD images.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. contrary to wheezy, http.debian.net’s development will not freeze. It
is under continuous development, and more users and developers are welcome!
Raphael Geissert – Debian Developer
www.debian.org – get.debian.net