Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ubuntu Mirror in Thailand

Default repository for Ubuntu's updates and programs if you set your location to Thailand is th.archive.ubuntu.com. I don't know where this server is but, it's quite slow on my opinion. I got 20 - 30 Kb/s with 3 Mbps True Internet package. Therefore, I suggest thai people who use Ubuntu change their mirror site.

In Thailand, there is a Thai National Mirror which serves as open sources software repository including Ubuntu. Due to public advertisement and word of mouth news, it became slow on peak times such as 8.00PM - 10.00PM (or I fortunately downloaded something when they updated servers).

So, I suggest using Kasetsart Linux Mirror site instead. Of course, it's very fast for me (I live in Bangkok). You can download sources.list from their website or edit it by yourself. Using the following command in Terminal.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
then, insert your admin password and add following lines to the file (you should comment other repositories for faster update).

#####KU apt <> Main,Restriced Update#####
deb http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted
deb http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu-security/ intrepid-security main restricted

#####KU apt <> Multiverse,Universe Update(Optional)#####
deb http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse universe
deb http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse universe
deb http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu-security/ intrepid-security multiverse universe

#####KU apt <> Source File Main, Restriced (Optional)#####
deb-src http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid main restricted
deb-src http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates main restricted
deb-src http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu-security/ intrepid-security main restricted

#####KU apt <> Source File Multiverse,Universe (Optional)#####
deb-src http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid multiverse universe
deb-src http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu/ intrepid-updates multiverse universe
deb-src http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/ubuntu-security/ intrepid-security multiverse universe


Resources:
[1] - http://mirror1.ku.ac.th/

1 comment:

polite guy said...

Khun Patanachai


Living on Koh Phangnan, Linux downloads could be painfully slow, thats all changed since I discovered the Kasetsart Link, all thanks to your blog.

Thank you.

Paul