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/ rolling main contrib non-free
#deb-src https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot/ rolling-security main contrib non-free
#deb-src https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot/ rolling-security main contrib non-free

Other mirrors for manual configuration

Worldwide (CDN)

Location
Mirror ID
bandwidth
Provider NameURLAPT config string
Parrot Infrastructure
/
/
Parrot Infrastructuredeb.parrot.sh/parrotdeb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
Azure
/
/
Microsoft Azureedge1.parrot.run/parrotdeb https://edge1.parrot.run/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
AWS
/
/
AWS - Amazon Web Servicesedge2.parrot.run/parrotdeb https://edge2.parrot.run/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
BunnyCDN
/
/
Bunny.netedge3.parrot.rundeb https://edge3.parrot.run rolling main contrib non-free
Alibaba
/
10 Gbps
Alibaba Cloudmirrors.aliyun.com/parrotdeb https://mirrors.aliyun.com/parrot rolling main contrib non-free

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/ rolling main contrib non-free
New York
Clarkson
1 Gbps
Clarkson Universitymirror.clarkson.edu/parrotdeb https://mirror.clarkson.edu/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Oregon
Osuosl
1 Gbps
Oregon State University - Open Source Labftp.osuosl.org/pub/parrotosdeb https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/parrotos rolling main contrib non-free
California
Berkeley
1 Gbps
Berkeley Open Computing Facilitymirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/parrotdeb https://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Virginia
Leaseweb
10 Gbps
Leasewebmirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net/parrotdeb https://mirror.wdc1.us.leaseweb.net/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
Ecuador
CEDIA
100 Mbps
RED CEDIA (National research and education center of Ecuador)mirror.cedia.org.ec/parrotdeb https://mirror.cedia.org.ec/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Ecuador
UTA
100 Mbps
UTA (Universidad Técnica de ambato)mirror.uta.edu.ec/parrotdeb https://mirror.uta.edu.ec/parrot/rolling main contrib non-free<
Ecuador
UEB
100 Mbps
UEB (Universidad Estatal de Bolivar)mirror.ueb.edu.ec/parrotdeb https://mirror.ueb.edu.ec/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Brazil
USP
1 Gbps
University of Sao Paulosft.if.usp.br/parrotdeb http://sft.if.usp.br/parrot/ main contrib non-free
Canada
/
/
Emma Sammshttps://mirror.0xem.ma/parrot/deb https://mirror.0xem.ma/parrot/ main contrib non-free

EMEA

Europe Middle East and Asia

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/ rolling main contrib non-free
Germany
Halifax
20 Gbps
RWTH-Aachen (Halifax students group)ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/parrotsecdeb https://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/parrotsec/ rolling main contrib non-free
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/ rolling main contrib non-free
Germany
Leaseweb
10 Gbps
Leasewebmirror.fra10.de.leaseweb.net/parrotdeb https://mirror.fra10.de.leaseweb.net/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
Germany
pyratelan
/
pyratelanmirror.pyratelan.org/parrotdeb https://mirror.pyratelan.org/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
Netherlands
NLUUG
10 Gbps
Nluugftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/parrotdeb https://ftp.nluug.nl/os/Linux/distr/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Netherlands
lyrahosting
/
lyrahostingmirror.lyrahosting.com/parrotdeb https://mirror.lyrahosting.com/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
Sweden
UMU
20 Gbps
ACC UMU (Academic Computer Club, Umea University)ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/parrotsec.org/parrotdeb https://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/parrotsec.org/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
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/ rolling main contrib non-free
Belgium
Belnet
10 Gbps
Belnet (The Belgian National Research)ftp.belnet.be/archive.parrotsec.orgdeb http://ftp.belnet.be/mirror/archive.parrotsec.org/ rolling main contrib non-free
Spain
Osluz
1 Gbps
Osluz (Oficina de software libre de la Universidad de Zaragoza)matojo.unizar.es/parrotdeb http://matojo.unizar.es/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Portugal
UP
1 Gbps
U.Porto (University of Porto)mirrors.up.pt/parrotdeb https://mirrors.up.pt/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Denmark
Dotsrc
10 Gbps
Dotsrc (Aalborg university)mirrors.dotsrc.org/parrotdeb https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
France
Cythin
100 Mbps
Cythin.comparrot.mirror.cythin.com/parrotdeb https://parrot.mirror.cythin.com/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
France
iriseden
/
irisedenparrot-mirror.iriseden.eu/parrotdeb https://parrot-mirror.iriseden.eu/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
Hungary
quantum-mirror
700 Mbps
quantum-mirror.huquantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/pub/parrotdeb https://quantum-mirror.hu/mirrors/pub/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
Turkey
EB
100 Mbps
EBturkey.archive.parrotsec.org/parrotdeb http://turkey.archive.parrotsec.org/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Estonia
cspacehosting
/
cspacehostingmirror.cspacehostings.com/parrotsecdeb https://mirror.cspacehostings.com/parrotsec rolling main contrib non-free
Russia
Yandex
1 Gbps
Yandexmirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/parrotdeb https://mirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Russia
Truenetwork
10 Gbps
Truenetworkmirror.truenetwork.ru/parrotdeb https://mirror.truenetwork.ru/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Russia
surf
/
surfmirror.surf/parrotdeb https://mirror.surf/parrot rolling main contrib non-free
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/ rolling main contrib non-free

APAC

Asia and Pacific

Location
Mirror ID
bandwidth
Provider NameURLAPT config string
Bangladesh
Amberit
1 Gbps
Amberit (formerly Dhakacom)mirror.amberit.com.bd/parrotsecdeb http://mirror.amberit.com.bd/parrotsec/ rolling main contrib non-free
Taiwan
NCHC
20 Gbps
NCHC (Free Software Lab)free.nchc.org.tw/parrotdeb http://free.nchc.org.tw/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Singapore
0x
10 Gbps
0xmirror.0x.sg/parrotdeb https://mirror.0x.sg/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
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 rolling main contrib non-free
China
TUNA
2 Gbps
TUNA (Tsinghua university of Beijing, TUNA association)mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/parrotdeb https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
China
SJTUG
2 Gbps
SJTUG (SJTU *NIX User Group)mirrors.sjtug.sjtu.edu.cn/parrotdeb https://mirrors.sjtug.sjtu.edu.cn/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Japan
wasabi-tokyo
/
wasabi-tokyos3.ap-northeast-1.wasabisys.com/parrot-tokyodeb https://s3.ap-northeast-1.wasabisys.com/parrot-tokyo rolling main contrib non-free
New Caledonia
Lagoon
1 Gbps
Lagoon Networksmirror.lagoon.nc/pub/parrotdeb http://mirror.lagoon.nc/pub/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Thailand
KKU
1 Gbps
KKU (Khon Kaen University)mirror.kku.ac.th/parrotdeb https://mirror.kku.ac.th/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free
Indonesia
Datautama
1 Gbps
Datautama (PT. Data Utama Dinamika)kartolo.sby.datautama.net.id/parrotdeb http://kartolo.sby.datautama.net.id/parrot/ rolling main contrib non-free