debian mirror on webone

Rohan Mitchell rohan.mitchell at
Tue Dec 24 10:55:39 EST 2002

Data from TransACT <-> ADSL within webone is charged as designated local, and is charged at 20% of normal rates. WebOne's reason for this was that the link between the two was owned and charged for by someone else.
If webone setup a debian mirror, i'm sure they'd be capable of making it free for everyone, whether they'd be willing is another issue...
The other option is to try and engineer an apt-share system that spreads the bandwidth usage of apt out across all the users in the network, kinda like an automated file-sharing system. This would be limited to around 10k/s in most cases because of the upload speed of the sender.


> Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 19:27:42 +1100 (EST)
> From: Brett Worth <brettw at>
> To: Canberra Linux Lovers Club <linux at>
> Subject: Re: debian mirror on webone
> On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, Rob Shugg wrote:
> > I have tried to get them to mirror some distros there some time ago but they 
> > said there was not enough demand...
> I got the same response.
> > Quite frustrating really.
> I connect from Transact via Webone to the Internet from home.  At work we
> connect using ADSL via Webone to the Internet.  As it turns out the
> unlimited traffic within Webone only applies from within ADSL or within
> ADSL.  I get slugged with home<>work traffic even though the traffic goes
> nowhere near the Internet.  Figure that one out.
> So any mirrored data at Webone would only be free to download within the
> given domain. i.e. ADSL or Transact.
> -- 
> Brett
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