Zope.org distribution is down and now we can't run a buildout

Because the source http://download.zope.org/distribution/ is down at the moment our buildout is stuck and eventually returns a connection timeout exception. Is there any alternative, like a cached version?

Or is anything known about this issue, and when it might be resolved?

Thanks in advance.

This has already been reported: Zope.org breakdown and old Plone's versions.cfg


Can anyone clarify what download.zope.org is actually hosting for Plone that PyPI is not? If you have all version pins saved locally, or exclusively rely on versions.cfg files only hosted on dist.plone.org, is this a problem at all?

I have a buildout extending http://dist.plone.org/release/4.1.6/versions.cfg - and it extends versions from download.zope.org:

extends = http://download.zope.org/zopetoolkit/index/1.0.7/zopeapp-versions.cfg

The workaround would be to: