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= If you are looking for a mirror, use the CDN instead =

Use http://deb.debian.org/ to connect to a CDN that caches packages on a node closest to your geographic and network location.
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ftp.__xx__.debian.org are the main mirrors used to distribute debian.org (the packages ''repositories'', but not necessarily the cd images).
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||<tablestyle="width:100%;" style="width:32px;border-color:#ff9ec2" >{{attachment:Portal/IDB/official-doc.png}}||<style="border-color:#ff9ec2;background-color:#ffe4f1" >[[http://www.debian.org/mirror/list]] - Official information related to Debian Mirrors|| ftp.__xx__.debian.org are the main mirrors used to distribute Debian (the packages ''repositories'', but not necessarily the CD images).
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= Which ftp server to use ? =
Many people seem to think that ftp.debian.org is the canonical location of
Debian packages and that it will be best for them to use that site for apt
or for mirroring. This is *not true*.
{{{#!wiki debian
[[https://www.debian.org/mirror/list]] - Official information related to Debian Mirrors
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ftp.debian.org is merely one of several servers that get updated from an
internal Debian server. That address is presently located on a single server
in the United States, and it still exists mainly for backwards
compatibility.
= Which mirror to use? =

Man
y people seem to think that ftp.debian.org is the canonical location of Debian packages and that it will be best for them to use that site for apt or for mirroring. This is *not true*.

ftp.debian.org is merely
one of several servers that get updated from an internal Debian server. That address is presently located on a single server in the United States, and it still exists mainly for backwards compatibility.
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If you're using it now, please switch to a country-based DNS name
such as ftp.us.debian.org, ftp.ca.debian.org, ftp.uk.debian.org, ...
The list of those servers is at [[http://www.debian.org/mirror/list]] (quote from [[http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/12/msg00002.html|Josip Rodin on debian-devel-announce]]).
If you're using it now, please switch to either the deb.debian.org CDN or a country-based DNS name such as ftp.us.debian.org, ftp.ca.debian.org, ftp.uk.debian.org, ...

The list of those servers is in the [[https://www.debian.org/mirror/list|mirror list]] (quote from [[https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/E1IzHKi-0007AN-MH@keid.carnet.hr|Josip Rodin on debian-devel-announce]]).
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Do not use ftp.debian.org, see :
 * http://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror#wherefrom
 * http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/12/msg00002.html
 * http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/01/msg00007.html
Do not use ftp.debian.org, see:

 * https://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror#wherefrom
 * <<mid(E1IzHKi-0007AN-MH@keid.carnet.hr)>>
 * <<mid(20060113162301.GA30429@localhost.localdomain)>>
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 * An easy to parse list of mirrors :<<BR>> http://cvs.debian.org/*checkout*/webwml/english/mirror/Mirrors.masterlist?root=webwml
 * An easy to parse [[https://salsa.debian.org/mirror-team/masterlist/blob/master/Mirrors.masterlist|list of mirrors]]

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CategoryPackageManagement | CategoryRedundant: possibly merge with other pages about official mirrors & package management

This page quickly explain what is ftp.debian.org, and provides some resources.

If you are looking for a mirror, use the CDN instead

Use http://deb.debian.org/ to connect to a CDN that caches packages on a node closest to your geographic and network location.

What is ftp.xx.debian.org

ftp.xx.debian.org are the main mirrors used to distribute Debian (the packages repositories, but not necessarily the CD images).

https://www.debian.org/mirror/list - Official information related to Debian Mirrors

Which mirror to use?

Many people seem to think that ftp.debian.org is the canonical location of Debian packages and that it will be best for them to use that site for apt or for mirroring. This is *not true*.

ftp.debian.org is merely one of several servers that get updated from an internal Debian server. That address is presently located on a single server in the United States, and it still exists mainly for backwards compatibility.

In the future, it may get services reduced, or shut down, or converted into a globally load-balanced name, or whatever. Please don't use it.

If you're using it now, please switch to either the deb.debian.org CDN or a country-based DNS name such as ftp.us.debian.org, ftp.ca.debian.org, ftp.uk.debian.org, ...

The list of those servers is in the mirror list (quote from Josip Rodin on debian-devel-announce).

don't use ftp.debian.org

Do not use ftp.debian.org, see:


CategoryPackageManagement | CategoryRedundant: possibly merge with other pages about official mirrors & package management