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How can I configure the apt-cacher-ng clients so that when the cacher server is not available, clients can go fetch the packages from the internet?

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After all the research I found out the only way out is proxy + cacher (Eg: squid + apt-cacher-ng)

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Can you tell us what you have found? Other users will benefit from it and possibly improve it. –  Khaled Jan 24 '11 at 7:50

The /etc/network/if-up.d hook found here may be appropriate for some uses cases: http://askubuntu.com/questions/3503/best-way-to-cache-apt-downloads-on-a-lan#answer-25945

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