Kali Linux – Australian Apt Mirror

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I relocated to Australia in January of 2016.  The first month or so, I noticed system upgrades with Kali Linux very slow.  One of the main factors has to do with location of the default system updates, that being USA-based systems.  If you want your Kali Linux upgrades to be faster, you can switch to an Australia-based mirror.

Step 0 – Open the sources.list file

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Step 1 – Comment all other active lines

Step 2 – Add the following line at the end

deb http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/kali/kali/ kali-rolling main non-free contrib

All set! Now you’ll notice your apt-get updates, upgrades and dist-upgrades are much faster! (at least if you’re in Australia)

Until next time,

-E