Actually I was running blast separately and got error messages from them as 
well and I assumed it was a connection problem But in fact it was two separate 
problems unrelated. Good catch And thanks again

Vermont Cancer Center 
Advanced Genome Techology Lab

On April 28, 2014 4:28:49 PM EDT, Peter Cock <> wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 9:01 PM, Scott Tighe <>
>> Peter
>> Thank you for your detailed response and I should have noted that I
>> using the Main Public Galaxy. Thank you for confirming that it is
>> I appreciate your input!
>> Scott
>Hi Scott,
>Galaxy is back for me now, and yes, the Galaxy tool you are
>talking about is called Megablast (version 1.2.0), and only
>offers these target databases:
>htgs 13-Apr-2014
>nt 17-Apr-2014
>wgs 20-Apr-2014
>This Galaxy tool does *not* connect to the NCBI BLAST
>service over the internet.
>It sounds like the problem was due to the Galaxy team
>updating these databases - as Jennifer mentioned?
>I don't understand how you got an NCBI web server
>error message (in your email to Wayne), but perhaps
>you were separately testing the NCBI BLAST service
>outside of Galaxy?
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