Then I applied a series of ubuntu updates via:
[font=Arial][size=3] sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade[/size][/font]
When I did sudo reboot, I could no longer connect remotely, and even p4 help on the server returned:
SSL connect to ssl:172.31.53.19:1666 failed (Connection reset by peer).
Remove SSL protocol prefix from P4PORT or fix the TLS settings.
sudo -u perforce p4dctl status -areturned:
So I must've messed something up but good. But what? Where?