[Bioperl-l] Bio_Tools_Run_RemoteBlast error: 500 Can't connect to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Fri Jul 18 14:26:52 EDT 2008


On Jul 18, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Martin Heusel wrote:
>> ...
>
> Your network configuration looks good.
>
> The error is
>
> 500 Can't connect to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80 (Bad hostname
> 'www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov')
>
> ...
> I wonder myself who produces this output anyway
>
> <HTML>
> <HEAD><TITLE>An Error Occurred</TITLE></HEAD>
> <BODY>
> <H1>An Error Occurred</H1>
> 500 Can't connect to www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80 (Bad hostname
> 'www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov')
> </BODY>
> </HTML>
>
> Is it bioperl or the ncbi server?
>
> Martin

It's not BioPerl.  I checked RemoteBlast myself; beyond a failure in  
tabular BLAST parsing everything works (i.e. text parsing, XML  
parsing, connections, etc.).

chris


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