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Tell HN: GitHub Pages Down
48 points by sexy_seedbox on April 7, 2020 | hide | past | favorite | 19 comments
All subdomains on .js.org pages are down with the message "GitHub Pages is temporarily down for maintenance." But on https://www.githubstatus.com it shows: "All Systems Operational"?

Anyone running into errors?

I just noticed that GitHub uses https://www.atlassian.com/software/statuspage for https://www.githubstatus.com/ ("Subscribe to Incident" references Atlassian in the fine print). I remember when GitHub used to use GitHub Pages for their status page, and then they had an issue with GitHub Pages and they couldn't report on status. Oops! Makes sense to use a third-party service, kind of ironic that it's an Atlassian product, given the competition between the two. Looks like they rolled it out in 2018, over two years after Atlassian acquired Statuspage. https://github.blog/2018-12-11-introducing-the-new-github-st... https://www.atlassian.com/blog/statuspage/atlassian-acquires...

GitHub is having major availability issues these past couple of months. 4 incidents in Feb, 4 in March and 2 in April so far.

Source: https://www.githubstatus.com/history

I look forward to reading root cause analysis promised by Nat in Feb: https://twitter.com/natfriedman/status/1233079491204804608

They're all down now, there were probably some leftover cached assets in the fastly CDN

Here's their incident page for it: https://www.githubstatus.com/incidents/f3xzj5fgfq5b

Guess it's time to mirror my site on Netlify and Zeit Now.

If you think your mirroring/deployment ops will be better monitored and more robust than Github's ops ;)

Reminder: CapRover works great for self-hosting the results of an SSG now that docker supports multi-stage builds. Build in whatever image, then copy the built site directory from the builder image to a vanilla nginx image at the default static pages root.

(Also there’s Netlify, but they don’t hook up to self-hosted git apps and their deployment CLI tool is spyware.)

You can even hook CapRover up to Gitea with a webhook so it autodeploys on a push or merge to the appropriate branch.

It would be a terrible shame if GitHub deleted or suspended your whole account and all of your repositories because you accidentally published something on Pages that broke their TOS about allowed content.

Every outage is a good time to reconsider having a business relationship with Microsoft.

How is Netlify's CLI spyware?

It silently and without even first-run notification transmits your usage data without consent, pretty much the textbook definition of spyware. Netlify considers your agreement to their TOS (at account creation time) to be your opt-in to them silently spying from within your tools.

Until I complained, it even transmitted a telemetry event on the user’s explicit opt-out of telemetry.

More info: https://github.com/netlify/cli/issues/739

Yep, this seems widespread.

After some delay, the status is now "Degraded," but not associated with any maintenance event.

Seeing https://knexjs.org down, personal GitHub Pages sites up.

I can't access the documentation of Github, and my personal website hosted on Github Pages is now down.

I'm seeing "GitHub Pages is temporarily down for maintenance."

Our two github pages hosted website still work fine.

Can confirm; personal site appears to be down.

My pages page is down.

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