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st: RE: Problems with ssc-ideas
> Hi. The last two days, I have been unable to access the
> ssc-ideas via Stata. I do the following:
> * Go to the Help menu/STB & user-written programs
> * In the viewer, click on "STB and more
> * Click on "users materials by various people including
> StataCorp employees"
> * Click on "ssc-ideas Boston College SSC
> archive, programs
> posted to Statalist"
> At this point, I get the following error message:
> "file http://fmwww.bc.edu/RePEc/bocode/stata.toc not found
> http://fmwww.bc.edu/RePEc/bocode/ either
> 1) is not a valid URL, or
> 2) could not be contacted, or
> 3) is not a Stata download site (has no stata.toc file).
> current site is still http://www.stata.com/users/
> Oddly, "ssc whatsnew" from the command line works fine. I
> can get to
> http://fmwww.bc.edu/RePEc/ via my web browser, so I don't
> think it's a
> DNS problem.
> Is anyone else experiencing this difficulty? Can anyone make
> suggestions as to how to fix the problem? I am using a
> fully up-to-date
> Stata/SE v7 on Windows XP.
You're right. This particular gateway is blocked.
But, as you exemplify, the -ssc- command gets you there directly.
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