i haven't had the opportunity to really test out all of the symptoms, but it seems as though my VE server has lost connectivity to outside the subnet it's on. It used to be able to (because I was able run apt-get to install updates), but now it can't. The only significant networking change I have made, since then, is i have switched a few VM's to use bridging so that they can get real IPs from our DHCP server. The really strange bit is that I'm able to access the bridged VM's from outside the subnet. It's just that I can't reach the actual VE host from outside the subnet (nor can it initiate a connection to outside the subnet; apt-get fails with DNS timeouts). I haven't the first clue what might be causing such a weird issue. Any idea where I should start looking?