Setup Approx On A Debian Server June 21, 2009Posted by ModelR in Everything LINUX.
Tags: Approx, Debian, Linux, Server, Ubuntu, Updates
See this page here : http://www.debianadmin.com/upgrade-multiple-debian-systems-with-approx.html#more-870
Approx is like the equivalent of Microsoft’s WSUS or SUS on a Debian system. It’s a proxy service that runs on a server to save on bandwidth and time for installing programs and updates by utilizing a cache. Instead of continuously downloading, the updates are stored locally on the Approx server. This helps if you have multiple Debian systems that will need updating. An added bonus is that it works on Ubuntu also (seeing as Ubuntu is a Debian derivative).
apt-get install approx
Here are the lines that I have added to the file /etc/apt/sources.list on the client computer: