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KrunchTime

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Debian Mirrors Redirector
« on: May 10, 2015, 08:34:54 PM »
I learned something new today.  There never seems to be a time when you can know everything about Linux.  Anyway, http://http.debian.net is a mirrors redirector.  What does this mean?  Glad you asked; from the horse's mouth:

The service [mirrors redirector] allows many of the nearly 400 Debian mirrors to be made available via a single address, adapting to your network location, IP family connectivity, and service availability.

Today, I received an email from Debian stating that the mirrors redirector is now hosted on debian.org infrastructure under the name httpredir.debian.org.

Following are samples of my updated sources.list under CrunchBang 11:

##DEBIAN
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
##DEBIAN BACKPORTS
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian wheezy-backports main contrib non-free
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