LetsEcrypt Failure

Before i went to sleep yesterday i performed the following command

sudo certbot certonly --webroot -w /var/www/ -d -d -w /var/www/ -d -d

and i made a snapshot. I tried the same command today and i get the following:

Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
An unexpected error occurred:
ReadTimeout: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='', port=443): Read timed out. (read timeout=45)
Please see the logfiles in /var/log/letsencrypt for more details.

I made a snapshot and i went to sleep. I had a redirect to, now that doesn’t work.

2017-05-19 17:58:10,563:DEBUG:certbot.main:Root logging level set at 20
2017-05-19 17:58:10,564:INFO:certbot.main:Saving debug log to /var/log/letsencrypt/letsencrypt.log
2017-05-19 17:58:10,565:DEBUG:certbot.main:certbot version: 0.12.0
2017-05-19 17:58:10,565:DEBUG:certbot.main:Arguments: ['--webroot', '-w', '/var/www/', '-d', '', '-d', '', '-w', '/var/www/', '-d', '', '-d', '']
2017-05-19 17:58:10,566:DEBUG:certbot.main:Discovered plugins: PluginsRegistry(PluginEntryPoint#webroot,PluginEntryPoint#null,PluginEntryPoint#manual,PluginEntryPoint#standalone)
2017-05-19 17:58:10,566:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:Requested authenticator webroot and installer None
2017-05-19 17:58:10,567:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:Single candidate plugin: * webroot
Description: Place files in webroot directory
Interfaces: IAuthenticator, IPlugin
Entry point: webroot = certbot.plugins.webroot:Authenticator
Initialized: <certbot.plugins.webroot.Authenticator object at 0xb722b4ec>
Prep: True
2017-05-19 17:58:10,568:DEBUG:certbot.plugins.selection:Selected authenticator <certbot.plugins.webroot.Authenticator object at 0xb722b4ec> and installer None
2017-05-19 17:58:10,575:DEBUG:certbot.main:Picked account: <Account(d0744ee260aeb10520841724c6e1cdc9)>
2017-05-19 17:58:10,576:DEBUG:acme.client:Sending GET request to
2017-05-19 17:58:10,582:DEBUG:requests.packages.urllib3.connectionpool:Starting new HTTPS connection (1):
2017-05-19 17:58:55,727:DEBUG:certbot.main:Exiting abnormally:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/certbot", line 11, in <module>
    load_entry_point('certbot==0.12.0', 'console_scripts', 'certbot')()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/certbot/", line 896, in main
    return config.func(config, plugins)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/certbot/", line 676, in certonly
    le_client = _init_le_client(config, auth, installer)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/certbot/", line 399, in _init_le_client
    return client.Client(config, acc, authenticator, installer, acme=acme)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/certbot/", line 202, in __init__
    acme = acme_from_config_key(config, self.account.key)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/certbot/", line 42, in acme_from_config_key
    return acme_client.Client(config.server, key=key, net=net)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/", line 69, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/", line 658, in get
    self._send_request('GET', url, **kwargs), content_type=content_type)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/acme/", line 631, in _send_request
    response = self.session.request(method, url, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 488, in request
    resp = self.send(prep, **send_kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 609, in send
    r = adapter.send(request, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/requests/", line 499, in send
    raise ReadTimeout(e, request=request)
ReadTimeout: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='', port=443): Read timed out. (read timeout=45)

I’m looking at it and i can’t determine what’s going on

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Their service seems to be down. Multiple users reporting issues. See here

As was pointed out by several others over the course of this thread the error is a result of an ongoing service disruption. Please follow for more information. We should have all of the remaining issues resolved shortly.

… As well if you have already used that cmd and issued a valid SSL to your domain, why do you need to do so in such a short time and before renewal.

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