"I'm having problems accessing the Genome Browser and blat server site.
When I try to do a blat search, I'm getting the message "Couldn't connect
to blat1 17779. Connection refused."
The Genome Browser database has a regularly scheduled maintenance
window during the hours of 5:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday afternoons.
Although we reserve one hour for this maintenance, the actual down time is
usually only a few minutes.
If you are experiencing an access problem outside of this timeframe,
send an out-of-service report to
When reporting a problem with either our website or a link on one of our
web pages, please provide us with specific information to help expedite
a resolution (e.g. an exact web link, a specific gene, etc.). We try
to respond to problems as quickly as possible. You may want to bookmark
mirror servers to avoid
any interruption to your research.