We have selected a number of things to mirror that we believe will benefit New Zealand and surrounding nations.

Something missing? You can make a request to have something added to the mirrors.


Mirror status: Unofficial

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/alpine/

Alpine Linux is an independent, non-commercial, general purpose Linux distribution designed for power users who appreciate security, simplicity and resource efficiency.

Arch Linux

Mirror status: Official

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/archlinux/

Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86-64 general-purpose GNU/Linux distribution that strives to provide the latest stable versions of most software by following a rolling-release model.


Mirror status: Official

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/centos/

The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.


Mirror status: Official

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/debian/

CD images: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/debian-cd/

The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system.

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux)

Mirror status: Unofficial

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/epel/

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL).


Mirror status: Unofficial

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/gnu/

GNU is a Unix-like operating system. That means it is a collection of many programs: applications, libraries, developer tools, even games. The development of GNU, started in January 1984, is known as the GNU Project. Many of the programs in GNU are released under the auspices of the GNU Project; those we call GNU packages.

The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU's Not Unix.” “GNU” is pronounced g'noo, as one syllable, like saying “grew” but replacing the r with n.


Mirror status: Official

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/kali/

CD images: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/kali-images/

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. Kali Linux is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company.

Kali Linux was released on the 13th March, 2013 as a complete, top-to-bottom rebuild of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards.


Mirror status: Official

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/OpenBSD/

OpenBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution, a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.


Mirror status: Official

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/raspbian/raspbian/

Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your Raspberry Pi run. However, Raspbian provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi.


Mirror status: Official

Mirror link: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/ubuntu/

CD images: https://mirror.fsmg.org.nz/ubuntu-releases/

Ubuntu is a complete Linux operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Manifesto: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.