The Kali Linux project uses several different subdomains of kali.org, each with a specific purpose. This article lists the official Kali sites and the purpose each one of them serves. Note that these sites are the only official Kali Linux sites and are the only authoritative sources of information available for the distribution.
The main Kali Linux website is our primary means of communicating news about the Kali Linux project, general introductory information, and general updates about the project and its ongoing development.
Blog posts about new tools, features, Kali Linux tips, tricks, and tutorials can be found here. This should be your one and only source to download the official Kali Linux distribution.
Where you are right now. The Kali Linux documentation site contains a basic set of Kali Linux-related documentation and tutorials, which we continually work to update and improve.
For Backtrack users, the changes introduced in Kali are substantial and we have tried to address a broad range of common issues.
Sub-domains of docs.kali.org are also considered official — these are our document translation servers, e.g.
fr.docs.kali.org is our French-language documentation site.
If you run into an issue or situation that isn’t directly covered in the official Kali Linux documentation, there is a good chance that a member of the Kali Linux Forums will know the answer. The Kali forum has members from all over the world, covering the entire range of skill levels, and are open and willing to help newcomers who are willing to learn.
More information on the Kali Linux Forums can be found in this article.
Despite our best efforts at making Kali Linux perfect, bugs and errors are inevitable. We are always open to improvement and can only effectively do so when issues or tools suggestions are reported to us. You are encouraged to submit bug reports at bugs.kali.org to help us make Kali Linux even better.
More information on submitting bug reports to the Kali Linux project can be found in this article.
This site is the Kali Linux project’s official git repository and is publicly accessible. Most users will never need to interact with it directly, but users who wish to more closely monitor the development of Kali Linux, or people who want to know when they should run ‘apt full-upgrade’, can peruse or clone the repository.
The core of Kali Linux is the comprehensive toolset, drawn from many difference sources in the security and forensics software community. The tools site provides both an up-to-date listing of the tools which are available in Kali Linux, as well as provinding a quick reference to each of them. From here, the versions of the tools can be tracked against their upstream sources.
The Kali Linux Package Tracker site allows you to follow the evolution of Kali Linux both with email updates and a comprehensive web interface. The tracker can also help in identifying which versions of various tools and packages are in our repository at any given moment.
We’re on social media — follow us on Twitter, “like” our official Facebook page to keep up with important announcements and news.