In short, fancy efforts to create an optimized
not produce a significant improvement for me from a location in the USA. I
manually chose a nearby site using
sources.list automatically, based on
latency and bandwidth.
netselect-apt creates a more complete
sources.list, but uses an inferior method of choosing the best
mirror (ping time comparison).
# aptitude install apt-spy
# cd /etc/apt ; mv sources.list sources.list.org
# apt-spy -d testing -l sources.apt