I suddenly discovered I couldn’t reach my colo box. It wasn’t answering on any of the ports it’s supposed to be. But I didn’t get any indication that anything was going wrong before hand, and I couldn’t ping the IP one before mine, so I was was hoping it was a problem at Time Warner’s data center and not with my box. I called my colo provider, but didn’t get an answer. Ah good, I thought, ever the optimist, that means they’re working on the problem.

But the minutes turned into hours, and I still couldn’t get through to my box, nor was anybody answering the phone. But after nearly three hours of downtime, mail started flowing again! I could reach my web sites! And the IP one before mine became pingable. And it appears that they didn’t have to reboot my box to do it. My 65 day uptime survives. Yah!