On 02/10/2015 03:24 PM, Tomasz Napierala wrote:
> Hi,
> We are currently redesigning our apporach to upstream distributions and 
> obviusly we will need some cache system for packages on master node. It 
> should work for deb and rpm packages, and be able to serve up to 200 nodes.
> I know we had bad experience in the past, can you guys share your thought on 
> that?
> I just collected what was mentioned in other discussions:
> - approx
> - squid
> - apt-cacher-ng
> - ?
> Regards,

Yesterday I have tested apt-cacher-ng on my personal laptop with help of
bunch of virtual machines running Ubuntu 14.04 and a proxy on the host
system. When 14 nodes started to request packages simultaneously,
apt-cacher-ng decided to get stuck and packages installation failed with

Approx doesn't seem to be developed actively and won't give us any
advantage if we decide to use similiar approach for CentOS.

I vote for squid as a transparent proxy.


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