As I suspected, it turns out my two 30-45 minute periods of being unable to reach my colo box weren’t my fault. It’s even possible some of the stutters I was having this weekend weren’t my fault. I just got an email from the company I rent my rack space from saying that Time Warner, the people who own the datacenter the rack is in, needs to make an “emergency software update” to fix their recent connectivity issues.
I may be off the air for some time overnight. They claim “up to 45 minutes of loss of network connectivity”, but I’ve done enough upgrades to know that means it will either take 45 seconds, or 5 hours.