It was bound to happen sooner or later. I've been hosting my own services at home for quite some time now. It has a lot of benefits, like being able to access all services when connections are down and so on. Lately I've been thinking about what would happen if I lost the internet connection for some time. Maybe I should stop thinking.

On Monday at 11:00 my DSL went down. At first I assumed that something was wrong with the connection and it would come back after a while. After some 30 minute wait I decided to call about the problem. Thats when the whole horror revealed itself. The provider was unable to find a contract for my DSL. I called the office and then it hit me.

When I changed companies in the beginning of this year, I had a discussion at the old company that I wanted to move the connection to the new company. The asked for the details and I provided them. And I made a mistake. I never verified that the connection was actually moved over. So what happened? The old company didn't actually move the connection over and now after 5 months they figured out that they had a DSL for someone that wasn't working there and closed it. Even though it was their mistake for not moving the line, I can still blame only myself for it all. I should have checked and double checked that it had been moved.

Yesterday I was able to set up a secondary host for e-mail and today I'm fixing the website, it's not fully functional but it will be enough until I get a proper connection. Luckily I have access to all sorts of resources so I'm able to set up things like this quite easily. I wouldn't be hosting stuff at home if I wasn't.

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