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

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

Use to connect to a CDN that caches packages on a node closest to your geographic and network location.

What is are the main mirrors used to distribute Debian (the packages repositories, but not necessarily the CD images). - Official information related to Debian Mirrors

Which mirror to use?

Many people seem to think that 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*. 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 CDN or a country-based DNS name such as,,, ...

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

don't use

Do not use, see:

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