Mine has broken as well same symptoms, started about three days ago has worked great for almost two years. My location is south florida USA if that may be of use.
I have verified my usermanager config is OK.
No reply from ping to http://www.paypal.com
, but name resolves good.
Latency does not seem to be a problem, but I do not know at what threshold this would be an issue?
User is created and payment is received, but the account is not activated.
I have found in the last couple of months that DNS on Internet (at least from my carriers) has been very unreliable. I queried various DNS servers for host name of my usermanager and am seeing mixed results some servers are Ok and some can not find the host.
Am I correct in seeing that this problem appears to have begun around 16 NOV?