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Thread: How to speed up apt-get update?

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    How to speed up apt-get update?

    I did "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade", and it showed me 492mb of update. Now, I am getting around 3KB/s speed while my connection is of 2Mbps. The time left is over 2 days -.-'

    Any ideas of speeding up the process? Can't I use some mirrors or something?

    Thanks in advance. =)

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    Hello CrazyBeast,
    The download of updates/upgrades are automatically redirected to your closest location supporting server.

    Are you using a Proxy or VPN? That could delay things a bit...

    Best regards,

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    When you look at: http://docs.kali.org/kali-support/kali-linux-mirrors, you can select a mirror near to you, with a good transfer speed.
    You have to edit your sources.list file, to change the mirror site. Hope this helps...

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    i got that same problem with an old laptop wich was an old xp. However on my newer laptops it goes much faster so i'm guessing ram and cpu are also a major factor... maybe

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    They certainly are. Also network speeds. With older cards that don't have the same throughput you might see longer download times.

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    Although the server location is a major factor, the time you download is also considered. While the server demand at different times vary,it may affect your download speed as well.

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    I had the best luck with http://psg.mtu.edu/pub/kali/

    jk

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