mirrors list

it is impossible to use apt from Ukraine because of authomatic redirection to yandex.ru
The reason is that Ukraine blocks Yandex and many other Russian sites.
Of course user can edit a mirrors \ sources list but to do so in live mode each time is frustrating,

Cannot initiate the connection to mirror.yandex.ru:443 (2a02:6b8::183). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) Could not connect to mirror.yandex.ru:443 (, connection timed out

hello, this is a serious problem, do you have any suggestions regarding this? the easiest solution would be to open a new mirror in ukraine, but we don’t know the providers and research networks that may host a mirror in your country

Is there anyway we could get USB flash sticks or CD ROMs of the OS paid for obviously to help stem issues when internet reliability could cause issues downloading and so forth ?

What about if Tea used a VPN and downloaded from a German Mirror ?



you can manually select a different mirror from the download page and get the iso from another country, and most of the mirrors have https support, and no one would be able to inject spoofed parrot images there

if a country decided to deliberately replace all the parrot mirrors with spoofed ones with valid https certificates, then you would still be able to verify the iso hashes by yourself, and our iso hashes are digitally signed with 2 or more GPG keys, and these signatures can’t be spoofed.

but if a country deliberately decided to block access to open source mirrors, then i would definitely approve and support the birth of “illegal” markets selling or giving away updated parrot DVDs or usb sticks, or even hard disks with the whole parrot repository for offline use

(i personally have a little hard disk dedicated to host a full copy of the mirror that i keep updated over time)


p.s. i sent a mail some minutes ago to a mirror provider in ukraine, let’s wait their answer

Excellent. I am a huge supporter of Parrot OS and have and will be making future donations to ensure you are able to do this.

Many thanks



Thank you for your support.

For the time being to make post-install upgrade and for the installation of new packages
I edited parrot.list to:

deb https://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/parrotsec/ stable main contrib non-free

It is not a big problem to choose appropriate server and download the image from this page:
But it is interesting that maximum priority for Ukraine on this page is Yandex.ru. Unluckily, the apt priority, which prevents upgrades from this region, is the same:

List of best mirrors for IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, located at xx, yy in Ukraine (UA).
Map showing the closest mirrors
Found 19 mirrors in other countries, but same continent (EU)
https://mirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/parrot/iso/3.11/Parrot-security-3.11_amd64.iso (ru, prio 300)
http://turkey.archive.parrotsec.org/parrot/iso/3.11/Parrot-security-3.11_amd64.iso (tr, prio 200)
https://netix.dl.sourceforge.net/project/parrotsecurity/iso/3.11/Parrot-security-3.11_amd64.iso (bg, prio 100)


volia.net accepted our mirroring request and now we have an awesome mirror in ukraine, give me some minutes to configure it



it’s working!!
thank you very much indeed :slight_smile: