acme.com was off the net from 10am on Thursday the 16th until 1pm today - 27 hours! There was a real three-way clusterfsck going on between Speakeasy, SBC, and Covad. The SBC guy showed up promptly, checked the line, and said there was a short-circuit in Covad's part. Speakeasy then dropped the ball until I called them at 5pm. Covad showed up at noon Friday and said it's SBC's problem. They are going to meet here on Monday and sort it out. Meanwhile I can keep things going by rebooting the DSL modem whenever it loses the link.