pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

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pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

Post by argentpepper » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:05 pm

I am trying to access my UBOSBox via my pagekite URL, but I am getting the "Temporarily Unavailable" page from pagekite.

I received and set up UBOSBox on Raspberry PI from here: ... spberrypi/

I have followed the instructions for setting up pagekite here:

The pagekite program is running on the UBOSBox computer:

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[shepherd@ubosbox ~]$ ubos-admin status-pagekite
Status:         active
Active kites:   *
Enabled kites:
The DNS record has propagated:

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$ dig

; <<>> DiG 9.11.3-1ubuntu1.8-Ubuntu <<>>
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 9319
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 65494
;		IN	A


;; Query time: 22 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Aug 20 19:01:08 EDT 2019
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 65
(I verified that the IP address matches the IP address under the "visibility" column of my Pagekite account information webpage on

At this point, I expect to be able to access my Nextcloud site via (or maybe, not sure), but it is not working and I'm not sure what else to do. Do you have any advice?

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Re: pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

Post by j12t » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:57 pm

This appears to be a pagekite issue -- at least the UBOS side you posted appears right. To make 100% sure:

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sudo systemctl --failed

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sudo journalctl -f
when you attempt pagekite.

I did run into something like this with Pagekite a while back, and when I checked with them, the answer was something like: wait a few more hours, likely there is more DNS propagation that needs to happen, and indeed it started working a bit later. I don't recall the technical reason why, but it made sense at the time :-) It only happens for new kites.

I suggest you wait for 24hours or so, and if it is still not working, check with them.

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Re: pagekite always "Temporarily Unavailable"

Post by argentpepper » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:18 am

The release notes for the UBOS version 2019-09-01 < ... index.html> has the following entry:

- Integration with Pagekite for accessing a UBOS device behind a firewall has been further improved:
- Pagekite secrets can now be specified interactively.
- Wildcard sites (like the one we ship with UBOSbox Nextcloud) are now supported.
This leads me to believe that I may need to update the software and then try again.

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