> Hi, during today's rubyforge maintenance outage, I could not 
> update/install my gems. I understood these were served by 
> mirrors and that you automatically got redirected. Is it 
> because the redirection happened on the server that was out?

Precisely.  I'm rsyncing over the files now; should be back online...
perhaps in an hour or so.

> Is there an independant list of mirrors not served by rubyforge?

If you want, you can grab gems from here in the meantime:

http://rubyforge.vm.bytemark.co.uk/gems/

Yours,

Tom