Kali Linux Community and Support Policy
Kali Linux Community Support
Kali, through BackTrack, has a diverse and vibrant community including security professionals and enthusiasts alike. Over the years of Kali development (and previously BackTrack) our approach to Kali Linux support has become more focused. While Kali Linux is a Penetration Testing Linux distribution, we do not provide penetration testing support, or even tool usage support, as some might expect. We limit our support to Kali Linux operating system and packaging issues and encourage users to search for answers to their penetration testing related issues in better suited support channels. This allows us to focus all our attention on developing Kali Linux and maintaining our high quality development cycle.
Official Kali Linux Community Support Channels
To eliminate any doubt or confusion, we have listed below, all of the official links and channels related to the Kali Linux distribution and release. Any other source outside this list is not official and should not be trusted to represent Kali Linux.
Kali Linux Website and Blog You’re already here: www.kali.org. This site is our main means of communicating about Kali Linux and updates regarding new releases and features in Kali Linux. This site should also be your only source to download the Kali Linux distribution.
Kali Linux Forums Should you encounter an issue or situation that isn’t covered in the official Kali Linux documentation, there is a very high likelihood that there is a member of the Kali Linux Forums knows the answer. We moderate our forums and try to keep discussions related to Kali Linux support. Please check our forum rules before posting.
Kali Linux IRC Channel For those times when you can’t find what you’re looking for in the documentation or forums, you are welcome to join our Kali Linux IRC channel. The Kali IRC channel is #kali-linux, and can be found on irc.freenode.net. Please check our IRC rules before posting.
Kali Linux Bug Tracker Found a bug in the Kali operating system? Do your part and report it! We have an active Kali Linux Bug Tracker available for community members to report issues they have found. When used and entered correctly, bug reports often get immediate attention by our developers.
Kali Linux Twitter Feed We may not tweet a whole lot but when we do, it’s important. Any information on releases and new blog posts will be pushed out through our twitter account, @KaliLinux. We do not provide active support over Twitter, but it is a convenient medium to have if you need to quickly reach us.
Kali Linux Facebook Page We have our Kali Linux Facebook page through which we mirror blog posts and Kali release updates. If Facebook is your thing, be sure to check out our Kali Linux Facebook page.
Kali Linux RSS Feed For those users who want to get the latest information on Kali blog posts or releases, our main site has an RSS feed available. Subscribing to the RSS feed will ensure you are immediately notified of any news and updates in the world of Kali.