50% offline

Why is the server so often offline? It seems to me that its nearly about 50% of a day…

It’s typically “offline” during an update of the packages.

Also, it’s a community-driven server/thing, so that also plays a role, I think. is a free service pointing to the github page for the repo - if it is not accessible it has something to do with how github handles the request.

 $ drill
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, rcode: NOERROR, id: 1506
;; flags: qr rd ra ; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 4, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 5 
;;  IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:     1549    IN      A     1549    IN      A     1549    IN      A     1549    IN      A