Improve reliability of apt's authentication checks

Registered by Colin Watson on 2007-10-15

apt's authentication checks often fail if a mirror is slightly out of sync, confusing users and generating bug reports. Can we do better, perhaps in cooperation with archive improvements?

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Scott James Remnant (Canonical)
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Colin Watson
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michael Vogt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for hardy
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Michael Vogt on 2008-01-02
Completed by
Michael Vogt on 2010-02-17

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Code is in http://code.launchpad.net/%7Emvo/apt/apt-authentication-reliablity/
2008-02-11: apt_0.7.9ubuntu8 implements the spec (the last bit was the update-notifier notifcation note about auth failures in the nightly cron job)

HTTP Pipelining, usually means persistent connections. Now there's http multiplexed over 1 connection with BSD licensed Google's SPDY. That may help here.

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