timeout errors in apt-get update/install
I am working at a client where there is no proxy server for connecting to the internet.
I can download URLs with wget from the command line, but trying to install something with apt-get times out after a long time (that is to say, I think it eventually times out, at least it does nothing for a very long time).
How can I troubleshoot connection problems with apt-get? I don't see anything like a verbose switch in the man pages. What does apt-get use for establishing connections? (I assume not wget, because like I said, that works).