Thanks everyone, for all the diagnostics and tests.
Yesterday was a mess - my own receivers failed (lost frame lock) right around the same time as the Alphasat backend failed, which happened pretty much the same time as I sent out the OTA. I had planned to come back and help solve the OTA issues after dealing with the Alphasat problem, but by the time I was done, It had already been a 17 hour stretch total, and I crashed.
Apologies for disappearing while receivers were failing.
The OTA kinda worked - meaning the rootfs update. The DHCP config seems to have been borked. I have a guess on what happened, but everyone who kept the archive as suggested by @kf4hzu, could you please email those to me on abhishek at outernet dot is.
I am still going thru the rest of the messages regarding the failures, and reply to those.
As far as expected product changes are concerned - do those work allright? How about mobile experience?
Guest user also needs to be put thru its paces.