i'm using mobaxterm to do some headless serving ala deluge, its been great for the past few days and weeks, some daily legal torrenting and do a auto shut down sequence for the like an hour of a duration of the download , but when i woke up this morning, i couldn't access my pi via SSH on the terminal, so i tried pinging it; its unreachable; tried different cables; same outcome; any thoughts on this? overheating ethernet chip? or idk?...i don't want my pi to die T_T :(
Are you sure you're pinging the right address? Is it static? Is it possible the DHCP allocated a different address? Plug in a monitor, it could be a boot error too. If you plug the monitor in, it should tell you the IP address, if it's changed.
Otherwise, Check your router too, it should have a DHCP list; It might be vague, but it should give you an indication of which IPs to try and SSH if its been reallocated a different IP.