randomly failing with Service Unavailable

I'm seeing fairly routine "Service Unavailable" when trying to download
5.0.1 files from I thought I'd fixed it by switching
to https, but others are seeing the failures.

-- Brooks

This should be fixed as of now.

I just tried again, it takes over 60 seconds to get a reply.

Which URL ?

They all seem to be slow. But here's one example:

This is strange and everything is fast for me. Let's continue off-list.

I just ran into this again:

$ wget
--2018-02-05 13:40:00--
Resolving (
Connecting to
(||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 503 first byte timeout
2018-02-05 13:41:00 ERROR 503: first byte timeout.

Yeah, looks like the latest apt snapshot triggered this.