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Use http://httpredir.debian.org/ to automatically get the best mirror based on your geographic and network location. Use http://deb.debian.org/ to automatically get the best mirror based on your geographic and network location.
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= Which ftp server to use ? = = Which mirror to use ? =

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

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

Use http://deb.debian.org/ to automatically get the best mirror based on your geographic and network location.

What is ftp.xx.debian.org

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

http://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 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 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