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Mirrors

The Parrot Project not only delivers a ready-to-use system in the ISO format, but it also provides a vast amount of additional software that can be installed apart from the official parrot repository.

The Parrot repository is used to provide officially supported software, system updates and security fixes.

The mirrors network

The software in the parrot archive is delivered in form of deb packages, and these packages are served through a vast network of mirror servers that provide the same set of packages distributed all around the world for faster software delivery.

The Parrot system is configured to use the central parrot archive directors. The Parrot directors are special servers that collect all the requests of the end users and redirect them to the geographically nearest download server available for the user who made the request.

If you want and can, you can make your own mirror for Parrot following this procedure.

Security measures

The Parrot Mirror Network is secured by centralized digital signatures and the mirrors can't inject fake updates.

If an evil mirror tries to inject a fake package, the Parrot system will automatically refuse to download and install it, and will raise an alert message.

This security measure implemented in APT (the Parrot/Debian package manager) is very efficient and reliable because digital signatures are applied offline by the Parrot archive maintainer, and not by the mirror servers, ensuring direct and secure developer-to-user chain of trust.

Configuration and custom setup

The APT package manager uses /etc/apt/sources.list and any .list file found in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory.

Note

/etc/apt/sources.list is EMPTY and the default APT configuration is located at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/parrot.list

Content of /etc/apt/sources.list.d/parrot.list

deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory-security main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory-backports main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
#deb-src https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
#deb-src https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory-security main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
#deb-src https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory-backports main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

Updates/Testing purpose

The 'parrot-updates' repository provides updates before they are made available to 'parrot'. This repo is mostly meant to be used by developers and beta testers to extensively test updates before they are migrated to the main repository.

We suggest to not enable it, as it may introduce untested bugs and make the system unstable. Updates are delivered as fast as possible (within a week), so you are not missing anything important with this disabled (unless you are a dev):

deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory-updates main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

Other mirrors for manual configuration

Worldwide (CDN)

Mirror ID
bandwidth (per node)
Provider NameURLAPT config string
parrot
1 Gbps
Parrot Infrastructuredeb.parrot.sh/parrotdeb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
bunny
10/80 Gbps
Bunny.netbunny.deb.parrot.shdeb https://bunny.deb.parrot.sh lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
alibaba
10 Gbps
Alibaba Cloudmirrors.aliyun.com/parrotdeb https://mirrors.aliyun.com/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
azure
1 Gbps
/
Microsoft Azureedge1.parrot.run/parrotdeb https://azure.deb.parrot.sh/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

NCSA (North Central and South Americas)

Location
Mirror ID
bandwidth
Provider NameURLAPT config string
Massachussetts
MIT
1 Gbps
SIPB MITmirrors.mit.edu/parrotdeb http://mirrors.mit.edu/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
New York
Clarkson
1 Gbps
Clarkson Universitymirror.clarkson.edu/parrotdeb https://mirror.clarkson.edu/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
New Jersey
Princeton
1 Gbps
Princeton Universitymirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/parrot/deb https://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Oregon
Osuosl
1 Gbps
Oregon State University - Open Source Labftp.osuosl.org/pub/parrotosdeb https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/parrotos lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
California
Berkeley
1 Gbps
Berkeley Open Computing Facilitymirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/parrotdeb https://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Ecuador
CEDIA
100 Mbps
RED CEDIA (National research and education center of Ecuador)mirror.cedia.org.ec/parrotdeb https://mirror.cedia.org.ec/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Ecuador
UTA
100 Mbps
UTA (Universidad Técnica de ambato)mirror.uta.edu.ec/parrotdeb https://mirror.uta.edu.ec/parrot/lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Ecuador
UEB
100 Mbps
UEB (Universidad Estatal de Bolivar)mirror.ueb.edu.ec/parrotdeb https://mirror.ueb.edu.ec/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Ecuador
Linux Ecuador
/
Linux Ecuadormirror.linux.ec/parrotdeb https://mirror.linux.ec/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Brazil
USP
1 Gbps
University of Sao Paulosft.if.usp.br/parrotdeb http://sft.if.usp.br/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Canada
Montreal
3 Gbps
Emma Rubymirror.0xem.ma/parrot/deb https://mirror.0xem.ma/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa)

Location
Mirror ID
bandwidth
Provider NameURLAPT config string
Italy
GARR
10 Gbps
GARR Consortium (Italian Research & Education Network)parrot.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/parrotdeb https://parrot.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
England
Olli
1 Gbps
Ollie KIlleanmirror.olli.ovh/parrot/deb https://mirror.olli.ovh/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
England
VineHost
1 Gbps
VineHost (vinehost.net)mirror.vinehost.net/parrotdeb https://mirror.vinehost.net/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Germany
Halifax
20 Gbps
RWTH-Aachen (Halifax students group)ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/parrotsecdeb https://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/parrotsec/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Germany
Esslingen
10 Gbps
Esslingen (University of Applied Sciences)ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/archive.parrotsec.orgdeb https://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/archive.parrotsec.org/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Germany
pyratelan
/
pyratelanmirror.pyratelan.org/parrotdeb https://mirror.pyratelan.org/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Germany
Mickhat
1 Gbps
Mickhat, Hetznerparrot.mickhat.xyzdeb https://parrot.mickhat.xyz lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Netherlands
NLUUG
10 Gbps
Nluugftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/parrotdeb https://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Netherlands
lyrahosting
/
lyrahostingmirror.lyrahosting.com/parrotdeb https://mirror.lyrahosting.com/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Sweden
ACC
200 Gbps
Academic Computer Club in Umeåmirror.accum.se/mirror/parrotsec.org/parrotdeb https://mirror.accum.se/mirror/parrotsec.org/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Sweden
bahnhof.net
10 Gbp
Bahnhof Cloudhttps://mirror.bahnhof.net/pub/parrot/deb https://mirror.bahnhof.net/pub/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Greece
UOC
1 Gbps
UoC (University of Crete - Computer Center)ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/parrotdeb https://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Belgium
Belnet
10 Gbps
Belnet (The Belgian National Research)ftp.belnet.be/archive.parrotsec.orgdeb http://ftp.belnet.be/mirror/archive.parrotsec.org/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Spain
elhacker.net
1 Gbps
Desde 2001. Tecnología, seguridad, informática con Noticiasparrot.elhacker.netonly ISO files are mirrored
Spain
Osluz
1 Gbps
Osluz (Oficina de software libre de la Universidad de Zaragoza)matojo.unizar.es/parrotdeb http://matojo.unizar.es/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Denmark
Dotsrc
10 Gbps
Dotsrc (Aalborg university)mirrors.dotsrc.org/parrotdeb https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Hungary
quantum-mirror
700 Mbps
quantum-mirror.huquantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/pub/parrotdeb https://quantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/pub/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Estonia
cspacehosting
/
cspacehostingmirror.cspacehostings.com/parrotsecdeb https://mirror.cspacehostings.com/parrotsec lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Russia
Yandex
1 Gbps
Yandexmirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/parrotdeb https://mirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Russia
Truenetwork
10 Gbps
Truenetworkmirror.truenetwork.ru/parrotdeb https://mirror.truenetwork.ru/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Russia
repository.su
/
repository.surepository.su/parrotdeb https://repository.su/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Ukraine
comsys
1 Gbps
KPI (National Technical University of Ukraine - Comsys)mirrors.comsys.kpi.ua/parrotonly ISO files are mirrored
Ukraine
astra.in.ua
/
ISPparrot.astra.in.ua/deb https://parrot.astra.in.ua/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Azerbaijan
YER Hosting
1 Gbps
YER Hosting (Baku)mirror.yer.az/parrot/deb https://mirror.yer.az/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Serbia
Serbia Open Exchange
50 Gbps
Serbia Open Exchangemirror1.sox.rs/parrot/deb https://mirror1.sox.rs/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

APAC (Asia and Pacific)

Location
Mirror ID
bandwidth
Provider NameURLAPT config string
Taiwan
NCHC
20 Gbps
NCHC (Free Software Lab)free.nchc.org.tw/parrotdeb http://free.nchc.org.tw/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Singapore
0x
10 Gbps
0xmirror.0x.sg/parrotdeb https://mirror.0x.sg/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
China
USTC
1Gbps CMCC
1Gbps Cernet
300Mbps ChinaNet
University of Science and Technology of China and USTCLUGmirrors.ustc.edu.cn/parrotdeb http://mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/parrot lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
China
TUNA
2 Gbps
TUNA (Tsinghua university of Beijing, TUNA association)mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/parrotdeb https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
China
SJTUG
2 Gbps
SJTUG (SJTU *NIX User Group)mirrors.sjtug.sjtu.edu.cn/parrotdeb https://mirrors.sjtug.sjtu.edu.cn/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
New Caledonia
Lagoon
1 Gbps
KKU (Khon Kaen University)mirror.kku.ac.th/parrotdeb https://mirror.kku.ac.th/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Indonesia
Datautama
1 Gbps
Datautama (PT. Data Utama Dinamika)kartolo.sby.datautama.net.id/parrotdeb http://kartolo.sby.datautama.net.id/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
Thailand
NIPA.CLOUD
10 Gbps
NIPA.CLOUD 1st Cloud Thailandhttps://mirrors.nipa.cloud/parrot/deb https://mirrors.nipa.cloud/parrot/ lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware
India
NxtGen
1 Gbps
NxtGen DataCenter & Cloud Technologieshttps://mirrors.nxtgen.com/parrot-mirrordeb https://mirrors.nxtgen.com/parrot-mirror lory main contrib non-free non-free-firmware