Every so often, for reasons that I don't understand, they seem to restart their PostgreSQL server. Why and when is an issue that I'll take up with them separately. What I'm curious about is the fact that the PostgreSQL driver doesn't seem to be smart enough to reconnect as necessary if the database server dies and restarts.
If the driver *is* smart enough to reconnect, then perhaps it's just a startup issue on my machine. But if it isn't this smart, then I wonder how hard it would be to to get AOLServer to reconnect.