On Sat, 2020-11-07 at 00:38 -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
is much too frequently
inaccessible or timing out from my SE
USA location, as it is now, as reported by zypper ref unable to locate valid
repodata and timouts on repomd.xml. This recurring situation is especially true
late on Fridays and through the weekends.
As Tumbleweed does not have the concept of 'maintenance releases' (it's
a rolling distro; the update channel is barely used) the
download.o.o/update/tumbleweed setup is 'just a hack' using apache
redirects (which are obviously not copied to other mirrors).
In fact, the redirect bring you to:
which in turn is part of the standard mirror infrastructure.
Hope that helps,