we've been receiving emails about images in the gallery section (image module) of our drupal site not showing up, and i've confirmed this to be a problem. it didn't used to be a problem, but it is now. upon further investigation, it seems it's not limited to the gallery, since when i login to the administrative interface, the druplicon logo is not showing up either. so i come to this site to check for any info, and to my dismay, the druplicon logo doesn't appear on THIS site either.
as i am writing this message, i'm staring at an image placeholder icon in the top left of this page. in the forum, the icons down the left of the topics aren't appearing either.
the status bar at the bottom of my browser indicates that it's "Downloading picture http://drupal.org/themes/xtemplate/images/druplicon.gif" . i'm on dsl, and am a very patient person, but seemingly no (extended) duration of time will allow these images to load inline.
now in this case, i'm able to load that gif, at that url, but my image gallery has no such luck, on either the thumbs or the full size images. the images exist on the server, they're publicly readable, but do not load inline, or at their own url.
i've tested this to be a problem on windows IE 6-- well crapper, this probably isn't a drupal problem, in that images aren't loading in my IE about box. it doesn't seem to be a problem on mac netscape, ie, or safari. i'd guess it's an ie6 problem.