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    Question apt-get update running very slow

    I have a fresh Kali Installation of 2016.1. I have the following in my sources.list

    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free

    When I run apt-get update I get the following output:

    Hit:1 http://kali.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/kali kali-rolling InRelease
    Get:2 http://kali.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/kali kali-rolling/main i386 Packages [13.5 MB]
    ...

    It works but the speed is very very slow in bytes per second. As far as I remember I didn't chose any mirror nor during the installation neither now. It's a fresh install. So, why is it so slow? I had 2.0 sana earlier and in that the update was very very fast.

    Please help!

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    Change HTTP to REPO in your sources list

    leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list

    instead of:
    deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free


    use:
    deb http://repo.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://repo.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free

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    make sure you have fast internet connection

    mine is working well with the default sources.list
    OSCP | OSWP | Offsec is the best :)

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    I have the same problem and I have a great internet connection that gives 1-2 mbps download speed

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    The solution that inkbird posted solved my problem. Im now getting 7mb/s. I was getting just kb/s. Thanks!!

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    Thanks men it is working perfectly. I got nice speed as previously i'm getting.

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    inkbird's fix worked for me. Getting 10 mbps now

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    http://http.kali.org/kali redirects you to the mirror which is the closest to you.

    http://repo.kali.org/kali is the official repo server of kali linux so it is supposed to be the fastest among mirrors. I think mirrors are volunteers and they go up and down and sometimes slow with time.

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    you can test with: apt-fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost-287 View Post
    you can test with: apt-fast
    Is it working for you?

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