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Kali Linux

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Kali Linux is a security auditing operating system and toolkit that aims to be the most advanced and versatile penetration testing distribution ever created. Kali Linux incorporates more than 300 penetration testing and security auditing programs with a Linux operating system, delivering an all-in-one solution that enables IT administrators and security professionals to test the effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies. Kali Linux offers a smoother, easier penetration testing experience, making it more accessible to IT generalists as well as security specialists.

All the programs packaged with the operating system were evaluated for suitability and effectiveness before being included. They include Metasploit for network penetration testing, Nmap for port and vulnerability scanning, Wireshark for monitoring network traffic, and Aircrack-ng for testing the security of wireless networks.

  • Status: active (2013-03-13)
  • Homepage: http://www.kali.org/

  • Blog: http://www.kali.org/blog/

  • Microblog: http://twitter.com/kalilinux

  • Corporate sponsor: Offensive Security

  • Government sponsor:
  • Funding model: funded by security training and security auditing services
  • Location: completely international
  • user IRC: irc://irc.freenode.net/kali-linux

  • devel IRC:
  • Debian IRC:
  • user list:
  • devel list:
  • Debian list:
  • user forums: http://forums.kali.org/

  • devel forum: http://forums.kali.org/forumdisplay.php?8-Kali-Linux-Development

  • Debian forum:
  • wiki: http://docs.kali.org

  • Debian derivatives census maintainer: Mati Aharoni <muts@kali.org> (muts on IRC)

  • Debian derivatives census page: Derivatives/Census/Kali

  • Debian page:
  • Distrowatch page:

  • Distribution type: live image, installable
  • Debian derivative model: uses Debian binary packages, modifies some of them and adds new source/binary packages
  • Based on: Debian stable/testing
  • Interfaces: primarily GNOME KDE XFCE but all are supported
  • Archive tool: reprepro
  • VCS repository: http://git.kali.org

  • Bug tracker: http://bugs.kali.org

  • Bugs forwarded to Debian:
  • Architectures: amd64 i386 armhf armel
  • dpkg vendor: Kali
  • Patches repo:
  • Docs about Kali for Debian developers:
  • Docs about Debian for Kali developers:
  • Kali glossary:
  • Package comparison:
  • Popcon information:
  • Quality assurance information:
  • lintian information:
  • piuparts information:
  • static analysis information:
  • list of developers: http://www.kali.org/about-us/

  • developer blogs:
  • developer microblogs:
  • derivatives info:
  • mirrors file: http://http.kali.org/README.mirrorlist

  • changelogs pool:
  • apt repositories (source, binary, stablerelease/nextrelease):

deb [arch=i386,amd64,armel,armhf] http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free
deb [arch=i386,amd64,armel,armhf] http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main/debian-installer
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-dev main contrib non-free

deb [arch=i386,amd64,armel,armhf] http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free
deb [arch=i386,amd64,armel,armhf] http://http.kali.org/kali kali main/debian-installer
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali main contrib non-free

deb [arch=i386,amd64,armel,armhf] http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.kali.org/kali-security kali/updates main contrib non-free

deb [arch=i386,amd64,armel,armhf] http://repo.kali.org/kali kali-bleeding-edge main
deb-src http://repo.kali.org/kali kali-bleeding-edge main

Last updated 2013-03-25 11:10:06