Those of you that are long time readers may remember my previous article on Saving Bandwidth With Multiple Machines Using Apt-Cacher. With the next Ubuntu release coming down the pike in just a few weeks I wanted to revisit this article for those of you that will be upgrading via aptitude. If you have multiple machines you’ll really want to look into setting this up!
I’ve been testing and retesting different hardware running Ubuntu 7.10 alpha and now beta releases. Nothing is worse than installing two machines and downloading the same updates twice, one for each machine. Apt-Cacher steps in at this point and lets us just download the update once to then be shared by all. Let’s revisit the setup: