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How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me?

Are there any plugins for apt like the fastestmirror on e.g.: Fedora?

So that the selected repo mirror for Ubuntu is always fast (because the plugin always uses the fastest server)

Thank you!

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marked as duplicate by Lekensteyn, Rinzwind, Marco Ceppi May 28 '11 at 14:07

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There is the option to find the fastest Server in Synaptic. You can also do that by hand in a script. That script would for instances ping all mirrors in the list, selecting the fastest and then edit the sources.list accordingly.

There was a question about this recently. Will look for it. Please stand by.

Edit:

Lenkenstyen's comment answers the gui-part and for newer versions the console part.

As for the console part on older versions of ubuntu you could consulte the link postet earlier in this sentence.

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