Shortly after midnight last night, Hurricane Electric experienced an issue with a core router. Work has been ongoing since that time. One of the effects of the incident has been an extraordinary increase in ARP traffic from their router being sent down my main fiber. There also appears to be intermittent momentary issues with various gateway IPs, and these two issues are likely related.
I'm not sure what a router outage has to do with increased arp traffic. At the freemont location, I'm on a shared network with other clients. Of course, this causes all sorts of hard to diagnose problems. At svtix, everything it routed to me, meaning that there are fewer mysterious layer two problems.
rest assured I'm giving my provider a hard time.
If anyone wants to move to svtix, I'll give you a months credit for doing so.
see also: http://www.pingdom.com/reports/db4t3s6tp2hu/check_overview/?name=Prgmr.com provider claims it is fixed.
H.E. has informed me that that issue has been corrected, and traffic patterns do appear to be back to normal from where I sit. Thanks again for your patience on this, I will continue to monitor the situation for the time being.