Well, it turns out that a massive data carrier in Berkshire may have experienced a power outage today and knocked out about 200,000 IP addresses in the UK. Of course our server’s happened to be one of them.
It’s rather surprising though as the company website claims they have lots of nice meaty UPSs and backup diesel generators. So you do have to ask exactly how they had a power outage. Maybe they have the same problem that Peter Jones has in the BT ads at the moment.
I would laugh but I feel like bloody crying at the moment. We hate being off-line.