Upcoming Maintenance window

We will be updating our servers

We’ll be starting at 2020-10-30T14:15+02:00 (ISO8601), and we expect it to last 20 minutes for each server.

If you want to get an email from us before the next scheduled maintenance, please let us know.

EDIT: We didn’t manage to update today due to non-technical issues. We will reschedule and hopefully get it done within a month.

The New Website is Live

If You See This on dotsrc.org

We finally migrated away from the old unmaintained PHP CMS. As you can see in the footer, we are now using Hugo to generate static pages. What is New for Visitors? RSS Thanks to Hugo and our theme, you can now get news via RSS. The icon in the footer links to the feed! Theme We are trying keep the spirit of the old site intact, but it seems none of us are super interested in frontend development. [Read More]

Maintenance window for mirrors.dotsrc.org

We are seeing so much traffic that it is necessary to upgrade the hardware hosting mirrors.dotsrc.org. We'll be starting at 2020-02-18T08:00+01:00 (ISO8601), and we expect it to last up to three hours. To convert that to your local time run: date -d 2020-02-18T08:00+01:00 If you want to get an email from us before the next scheduled maintenance, please let us know. Update: Upgrade went well. [Read More]

rsync over TLS

mirrors.dotsrc.org now support rsync over TLS.

This is how you use it:
wget https://download.samba.org/pub/rsync/openssl-rsync

chmod +x openssl-rsync
rsync --rsh=./openssl-rsync rsync://mirrors.dotsrc.org

IPv4 problems

All dotsrc services were unavailable on IPv4 from around 2019-02-12 12:30 CET to around 16:00 CET. IPv6 traffic was unaffected.

The outage was caused by BGP hijacking of announced from an Iranian ISP.


At dotsrc.org we just got our internet bandwidth doubled. Not because we needed the capacity, but we wanted the redundancy.
We now have two 10G uplinks. One to our ISP's (DeiC) router in Lyngby, and one to DeiC's router in ├śrestad. Thanks to DeiC and AAU It Services for making this possible.

Dotsrc offline for 1 hour

Due to some problems at our ISP (DeIC), all our services, except our IRC-server which is hosted elsewhere, was unfortunately offline about 1 hour from 2018-04-06 00:05:07 CEST until 2018-04-06 01:15:07.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Milestone reached: 100TB a week

The total amount of data we upload every week has just passed 100TB! On average this is more than 1.33Gbit/sec.
Traffic graph.

Our mirror service is the main contributer, which accounts for around 80TB.

The last 20TB is shared between our other services (OpenStreetMap, Tor and Usenet).


The dotsrc servers are now backed by a 10Gbit Internet connection, and on top of this, the mirror server ( mirrors.dotsrc.org ) has been upgraded to a vastly better server, equipped with a 10Gbit network card. This big upgrade would not have been possible without our sponsors. Big thanks to: DKUUG - for a big cash sponsorship. DeIC - 10Gbit Internet connection. Aalborg University - Sponsored their old Google Search Appliance server, along with two Cisco 3750X switches + 10Gbit modules. [Read More]