On Wednesday 25 January 2006 15:26, Jeremy Mann wrote: > Today I noticed our rsync of the NCBI blast database hasn't been working > for few weeks. All I get are timeout errors in our log files. Did they > change the rsync link? And is there another mirror we can rsync from? It does seem to be rather sick at the moment. I'd try the NCBI helpdesk, given that it was a 'supported' service a while ago: http://bioinformatics.org/pipermail/bioclusters/2004-November/002097.html In the mean time, if you just need just blastDB you could give biomirror a whirl, they are currently up and recent at least from over here in Cambridge: bill # rsync bio-mirror.net::biomirror/blast/ | tail -n 1 -r--r--r-- 908435031 2006/01/23 23:52:00 wgs.14.tar.gz Best regards, J.