How To Accelerate APT Downloads with APT-FAST

Apt-Fast is a tool that helps us significantly increase the download speed of APT packets.

This is achieved thanks to a method that divides the download into several ‘pieces' in parallel, similar to p2p downloads.

The tool is handy so that the installations through the command apt or apt-get are much flexible. Next, we show you how to install it and use it in any Ubuntu distro.

Install Apt-Fast

The first step is to install the application, for that we are going to write the following command:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -sL"

The next step is to install aria 2, for this we will write:

sudo apt-get install aria2

Once the repository is added, we will write the commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apt-fast

Some Linux distros already come with this tool installed, it is best to take a look before to see if you already have it or not.

Configure Apt-Fast

After installing the tool, we will add some additional servers to the apt-fast.conf file. To do this we are going to have to edit it; we will use the command:

sudo nano /etc/apt-fast.conf

For Ubuntu-based operating systems, we will add:

MIRRORS=( ‘,,,,’ )

How to use Apt-Fast

To use Apt-Fast is not very different from how we would do with the APT commands.

For example, to install the Apache server, we would write the following:

sudo apt-fast update
sudo apt-fast install apache 2

In this way, the download of the packages in Ubuntu is accelerated.

I hope this has been useful to you.

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