Yesterday night I lost my dsl connection again, luckily it happened about 5 minutes after I logged out from World of Warcraft, when I was about to go to bed. Thinking it might be scheduled maintenance (it was past midnight) I didn’t think much of it, went to bed, and would worry about it in the morning.
This morning I walked to my modem, still seeing my line-sync light blinking… I was a bit more worried, so far connection issues had sorted themselves out within an hour or so, and i’ve never had to powercycle my modem or anything to get it back up. I decided to give it a boot anyway, but that didn’t seem to help. Decided to have breakfast first and call the helldesk when I got to work. Before I left home I spotted that I had managed to get a line-sync again, but still no connectivity on the IP level 🙁
When I called XS4all that morning it took a while for them to figure out what kind of problem they were tackling here, and would e-mail me back when they found anything, still without any connection I got back to work. Later during the day Willow noticed that her irc client was (still?) online, but from a foreign IP. It seems my line had been migrated (again) without any message from either xs4all or babyxl/tiscali-wholesale. After confirming that that foreign IP was infact connected to my own router, and logging in on it I was able to reconfigure my firewall to allow actual traffic to flow again between my network and the intarweb. Now comes the irritating job of reconfiguring all my DNS zones and IP lists and memorizing the new IP… ugh… thanks XS4all.
So…in case you’re wondering why my site is acting weird, my mail is not getting through or my icq/msn is offline… that was it… and I hope I can get most of it fixed tonight or tomorrow.