Having a gigabit connection and choosing a far-away mirror causing long time to update system is always frustrating. Its also hard to figure out the nearest mirror for every server, when you are dealing with servers deployed world-wide.
Luckily for Debian, there is a mirror selector which automatically finds the nearest one and uses it while working with apt.
To use it, replace the currently configured Debian mirror in sources.list with the following address:
e.g. for Debian jessie
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free
Its also available for Backports and older versions. More details at http://http.debian.net/No Comments | Read More...