Bad Gateway! at NCBI

Bad Mary!

I don’t know how many times I read that the NCBI site would be down this afternoon (I’m on a zillion mailing lists), and I still didn’t remember until the big Bad Gateway! message came along…sigh….

NCBI servers will undergo maintenance beginning November 13 at 3:00 p.m.

All work should be complete by November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (EST). During maintenance, NCBI services including BLAST and the Entrez search and retrieval system will be operational but may be intermittently slow.

Data submission systems, including BankIt, GenBank FTP submissions, SequinMacroSend, and the SRA, Trace and GEO submission systems, will be unavailable.

What a maroon.

<em>EDIT: I have to close comments on this post because some Russian spammer has locked on to it and keeps clogging up the spam filter….</em>