I want to update my sources.list file with the fastest server from the command line in a fresh Ubuntu Server install. I know this is trivially easy with the GUI, but there doesn’t seem to be a simple way to do it from from the command line?

Automated Process

If you want a utility to do this you could implement such a utility as a simple bash script like the following.

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You have Debian and Ubuntu servers which runs snmpd service and are getting following message every 30 seconds within /var/log/syslog

This problem is related with the log level start options of snmpd service

With the above configuration, snmpd service sends all the logs including LOG_DEBUG to syslog. You need to change minimum loglevel parameter as LOG_INFO to fix this problem.

If you want to change loglevel as LOG_ERROR and above, you can use -LS3d


After systemd migration starting from Debian 9 Stretch, you need to change /lib/systemd/system/snmpd.service file, not /etc/default/snmpd file: