Due to an upgrade gone sour, I lost the linux box that hosted my web and mail servers.....
I was doing a general system upgrade to a debian based box.... not a smart idea.
During the upgrade the system some how lost the ability to detect PCI devices - in particular the network card.
So I built a new system (Ubuntu based),did a mysqldump of the data, copied the apache webserver config and viola!
Gotta love linux.