oh well. keeping 26+ hours of uptime credit is worth an IP change penalty i suppose. be nice if loki allowed you 1 ip change every tho. i know its to stop multi-hosting/backup nodes staying online but ther are legitimate reasons as well
Not sure what you mean. It was down and disconnected for about an hour before I was able to log in and run the status command.Reboot fixed it, but the chain had to rescan starting from block one, which took a while, and the cumulative downtime resulted in deregistration (back up and running after reboot and rescan).
Part of the reason is so that people don't sign up with ISPs or flakey connections where IP changes are necessary. If you need to do a planned IP change, you can do one with minimal penalty if you initiate right after receiving a reward.