Debian repo Maintenance: ( Friday June 23rd

Just a Heads up, i’m moving my DNS provider from Google Domains → Cloudflare, this Friday, around noon Central Standard Time. I’ve already tested moved a few of my domains today, it only took about an hour.

To limit anyone’s down time with any image that we released in the last 10-12 years. I’ve already moved the backup domain name (.net) thus ‘today’ users could just replace with in /etc/apt/sources.list and not worry about Friday. For those on the other side of the world, you may not notice…

Anyhow, figured i’d give a couple days heads up before i change it, as it might take an hour…


Friday Afternoon:


Google Domains is being sold to squarespace: Google Domains is yet another useful service to get the ax in favor of “focus”“ | Ars Technica

While Google always has their own issues, Google Domains was simple and worked, however i don’t necessary trust squarespace…


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You do realize you are handing them a honeypot for free, other issues too but not really something I will state publicly.

In another view, you and the beagle should be getting paid for allowing them access to valuable product.

Those look to be the “apps”, all that is disabled. Fun things like pop-up’s, adblock removal! Yeah, no, my server is apache with file viewing completely open, and is 99.9% of the time used by dpkg/apt/aptitude/etc…

One of the other hosts i used previously, denied me as ‘’ was a banned keyword, and claimed if the domain is used for illicit activities, you run the risk of losing it with no possibility of a refund. when asking for more details why it had been initially banned, they wouldn’t share anything, but clamied to allow it… Yeah… No…


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They are still harvesting data when ever a user downloads a file. That “anonymous” data still includes MAC of the user’s internet gateway and its IP at the time of connection. Also, the browser will be fingerprinted if the landing page is viewed using a web browser.

Oh my, your domain shows it was just moved and is using cloudflare nameservers. Hard to guess why the others denied it other than a lock on it from the original register??

Test server…

Cloudfaire silly caching getting in the way, even when i tell it to ignore it…

E: Failed to fetch  File has unexpected size (177561 != 177566). Mirror sync in progress? [IP: 80]
   Hashes of expected file:
    - Filesize:177566 [weak]
    - SHA256:cbaa34da6753c0ca3ce6b31d0b8b83fe53df2af232e6bfe0eb49eede7e9674d6
    - SHA1:ac2b9416aae4397836eab47a8867da19816ac7f2 [weak]
    - MD5Sum:b19030edc7873960ca54d943d5dc574a [weak]
   Release file created at: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 16:33:41 +0000
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

okay, lets test another dns provider… maybe namecheap…


Have you tried Hostway, they have been one our service providers for at least 25+ years. Just transfer your domain and get set up. FTP your files up and your are good to go. Plenty of options with unmetered bandwidth!!! You can get Linux or Win, even SQL. They have many options and I just looked at a few and the $35 a month plan looks good, they have a $17 plan that caps at 300 Gb storage on SSD. We also use another site and they not worth recommending, Hostway has been the better one.

/dev/sdc        1.5T  1.1T  337G  76% /mnt/repos
/dev/sdd        984G  927G  6.5G 100% /mnt/rootfs

(need to log roll ‘rootfs’) but yeah, we host a ton of files for beagle’s repo, it’s shared server with dedicated cpu time off linode…

I’ve moved this server a few times over the last decade, so host and dns have been on separate providers for years.




Migration will start in 2 hours… (noon central time)…

Starting now… shift to if you need acess right now…

Names servers appear to have propagated everywhere… closing thread, open a new thread if there are issues…