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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004303Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2017-10-16 13:21
ReporterAabir 
Assigned Torhertzog 
PriorityurgentSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
StatusclosedResolutionnot fixable 
Product Version2017.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004303: Kali apt/source is very slow
DescriptionKali's apt is very slow my net speed is good. I noticed from few months kali main source is very very slow. plz fix this issue.
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rhertzog (administrator)

On what mirror are you redirected and where are you located?

Paste the output of "curl -sI http://http.kali.org/README" to help us.

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Aabir (reporter)

I am from Bangladesh.

I am redirected to this mirror.

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

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Aabir (reporter)

sorry I am redirected to this mirrors below

http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw/Linux/kali/README
http://kali.cs.nctu.edu.tw/kali/README

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Aabir (reporter)

these are really slow.

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defalt (reporter)

@rhertzog I addressed this issue. I tested various mirrors by connecting with VPN servers of different countries. These are the mirrors that are offering very slow downloads.

http://ftp.yzu.edu.tw
http://kali.mirror.garr.it

The average speed i was getting from them was 15KBps. I'm sure there are more mirrors acting very slowly. Recently this mirror has also started offering slow download, average speed is 47.2KBps:

http://ftp.hands.com/kali

It used to be 300KBps and above.

Can you identify more mirrors which are offering slow downloads and refresh them?

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Aabir (reporter)

yea why not I will post the slow mirrors list soon.

~0007535

rhertzog (administrator)

I'm sorry but the speed of mirrors depends largely on network connections between you and the mirror and it's impossible for us to measure speed as seen by users. We redirect to mirror close to you in the hope to give you the best result but when there are no close mirrors, the result might be disappointing. In that case, your best bet is to manually select a mirror that has a good connectivity with your and hardcode the mirror name in /etc/apt/sources.list instead of relying on http.kali.org.
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-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-10-10 14:37 Aabir New Issue
2017-10-10 16:48 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2017-10-10 16:48 rhertzog Status new => feedback
2017-10-10 16:48 rhertzog Note Added: 0007509
2017-10-10 17:31 Aabir Note Added: 0007510
2017-10-10 17:31 Aabir Status feedback => assigned
2017-10-10 21:10 Aabir Note Added: 0007511
2017-10-10 21:10 Aabir Note Added: 0007512
2017-10-14 06:02 defalt Note Added: 0007525
2017-10-15 22:26 Aabir Note Added: 0007531
2017-10-16 13:19 rhertzog Note Added: 0007535
2017-10-16 13:21 rhertzog Status assigned => closed
2017-10-16 13:21 rhertzog Resolution open => not fixable
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