Cannot retrieve repo archive

We are getting another weird issue with our repository.
A regularly scheduled job has started failing and the failure point is the retrieval of the repo archive. If I try the wget of the archive manually, I get a failure:

ralph@littleserver1:~$ wget
–2021-04-03 21:45:31--
Resolving (…, 2606:4700:90:0:f22e:fbec:5bed:a9b9
Connecting to (||:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found
Location: [following]
–2021-04-03 21:45:32--
Reusing existing connection to
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable
2021-04-03 21:45:32 ERROR 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable.

Anybody have any ideas what is happening here?

Edit: I wonder if it is related to this: Strange merge issue


Actually it is not related to the prior issue mentioned above. It looks like the entire repository API is unavailable for all the SANE projects.

Can anyone help me please?

I notice that this does work:

… but I’m unsure what has happened to the officially documented API call.