Topic: Three Chumbys, No Boots - Nuthin' but Bubbles.
I've got a number of Chumbys - some running off chumby.com, some zurked, and even an I8 Frankenchum suffering a personality crisis that thinks it's a C8 with heavily modded (and maybe just a little broken) zurkware. I'm used to one going on the blink every now and then - due to network issues, the weather, being in a pissy mood, or (usually) because I broke something somewhere. Usually with a little effort and/or patience, the kinks work themselves out.
About two weeks back, over the course of an afternoon, I lost the two classics and a C1 that were on chumby.com. Things seemed to be ok, then they'd try to reboot, getting to various points in the process, and then eventually all three settled into a state where they'll get as far as the bubbling logo, and then just sit there. While normally I'm a big fan of the hexapus, the way this one stares at me so intently is starting to feel a little unsettling - almost sinister, even.
In any case, it took a couple days to realize that this wasn't just going to fix itself, and a fair while after that before I had time to actually poke at it, but it appears that nothing on my home network can reach chumby.com anymore. Or rather, I can ping it without issue, but browsers (from Chrome and Firefox to the lowly lynx and 'telnet chumby.com 80') just time out. Interestingly, I can get through if I bounce the connection through a VPN, but sadly the poor chumbys don't have that luxury.
So, I suspect, while I didn't notice any downtime, that what may have happened was that I got disconnected and Comcast handed me a new IP - one that had previously been used to commit some sort of grievous crimes against hexapi, and was now getting the cold shoulder from the server. Does this seem likely & can it be fixed, or am I overlooking a more probably culprit somewhere closer to home?
(or is this a free preview of Comcast/Time-Warner's upcoming "Don't Like It? Too Bad!" special service bundle?)