Thursday, May 15, 2014
Kali Linux Slow Update
For those using Kali, you must had noticed how slow and painful it is to update the Linux. Unless you have a very fast internet, which will not be the case on a oil rig or the space shuttle. Just kidding about that. But its slow. That's a fact.
What I am going to show you here is a simple tweak and it will work much faster. And I am not talking about private or custom repository, which I strongly discourage as these are not verified and could contain something else which you do not want on your Linux.
Let's find a file call sources.lst in /etc/apt. Open it and look for http://http.kali.org.... Now, all you need to do is to change it to http://repo.kali.org..... You should have 2 instances of it if you are using the default installation.
Now do you normal apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and you will see the differences. While Repo and Http are both official Kali sources, there are slightly different, but I do not suppose most users will be affected by this differences.
Well, good luck updating and happy pen-testing!