Since we had a few questions in the CB yesterday along the lines of "Is PAUSE down?", I was hoping to see an update from the larger Perl community as to what is going on. They did not fail.
It looks like a set of hard drives failed on the system hosting PAUSE. Work is being done to get this back up and running. See also:
If there are additional workarounds or status notes, please add a comment or /msg me and I will add it to the list.
Update (2014/01/10 07:00 GMT -0500): Added Pinto workaround link. Status: http://pause.perl.org, http://cpan.perl.org still down.
Update (2014/01/13 07:35 GMT -0500): As of 2014/01/11 11:04 GMT -0500, the machine hosting PAUSE
and cpan.perl.org are back up and running.