Inevitably, just when things are heating up and there’s a real buzz around an issue, the Internet gods intervened to take this site offline yesterday afternoon and evening.
The problem lay in Bell Canada. Although the ISP to which this site is connected has many redundant links, all of them are routed through one switch inside Bell’s network, and that switch failed. It took Bell over nine hours to acknowledge, locate and repair the problem.
We are not amused.