Color-index antialiasing

I am attempting color-index mode antialiasing and am having no luck. I have simply ran the example in OpenGL Programming Guide (the Red Book)and it will not do anything expect an opened window with a black background. I took out all the antialiasing and color-index stuff and it works. I have had the same outcome on 3 different computers. Does anyone know if color-index antialiasing can not be done on certain machines or with certain versions of OpenGL (or something along that line)? Thanks!