Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Mirrors maintenance, 1/18 23:00 PST

We'll be running some maintenance tasks on the mirrors server ( at 23:00 PST today, 1/18.

The projected maintenance window is 20 minutes.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Multiple mirrors out of date

 We noticed that multiple OCF mirror archives were out of date due to exhausted boot disk space on the mirrors server.

Affected archives include (this is not an exhaustive list):







The last update of the affected archives was on Aug 13. Sync is running but might take a while.

We sincerely apologize for this. We will take steps to ensure that system monitoring alerts are handled in a timely manner.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Fedora out of sync

 I noticed that our Fedora mirror was out of sync due to a slow upstream mirror. Working on it.

Update: Switched to another upstream mirror. Sync speeds are higher now.

Saturday, April 02, 2022

[RESOLVED] Raspbian out of sync

 We noticed that our Raspbian mirror is out of sync, likely due to the IP address change. 

10:16 PM - We have temporarily switched our upstream for the Raspbian mirror, and it's currently syncing. Emailed Raspbian. - rjz

5/13 - Resolved.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Emergency mirrors server maintenance today

 The OCF mirrors server will be down for about an hour staring 1300 PDT today due to a required move within the rack and IPv6 provisioning. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Emergency maintenance: hypervisors reboot today

We will be rebooting the hypervisors this afternoon at about 2 pm to apply the updated kernel that fixes several high-severity vulnerabilities. The downtime will be around 15-30 minutes, and all websites hosted by the OCF as well as the login servers, Matrix server, Slack bridge, mail server, and the IRC server will be unavailable during the reboot.

Friday, March 11, 2022

[Complete, see notes] Mirrors downtime 3/11/2022 - migration to campus DC

 migration to campus DC underway, expect downtime for ~2 hours

Update 3/12/2022: Migration completed by 14:00 yesterday. Currently our mirrors are IPv4 only, IPv6 ETA 2 weeks. Some Kali packages may not download correctly due to campus firewall settings, so if you experience any broken Kali downloads, please switch to the https version of our mirror. We are in contact with the university to get the issue sorted out as soon as possible.