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st: RE: Problems with ssc-ideas


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Problems with ssc-ideas
Date   Tue, 1 Oct 2002 17:28:59 +0100

Hoetker, Glenn
> 
> 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       
> http://www.stata.com";
> * 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/
> 
> r(601);"
> 
> 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. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 




















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