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All of Gopherspace as a single download

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  1. Mumbodog

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    Does anyone remember Gopher

    http://changelog.complete.org/archives/1466-download-a-piece-of-internet-history


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    I never used Gopher, but certainly know a good bit about it. It was just coming out of favor as I got into the web in the mid-90s. It's great that someone had the foresight to archive all of that information. It's even nicer that he's openly sharing it to anyone who wants to download it.
     
  3. Mumbodog

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    I have it downloaded, seeding now, I have not looked at the files yet, should be interesting, 40gb, might last me a few years of looking.

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  4. Mumbodog

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    There is a really good video with that download, an interview with the 2 guys that developed Gopher.

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  5. lotuseclat79

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    Hey Mumbodog,

    Did you try to use gopher w/Firefox yet? It is a supported protocol. See gopher at Wikipedia Gopher_(protocol).

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  6. Mumbodog

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    Many of the files will not extract on a windows file system, because the file names have disallowed characters, would need to unpack it on Linux or a Mac, which I don't have at the moment. : -(

    Thanks for the info.

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  7. lotuseclat79

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    Get a Linux Live CD - that should work.

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    And where do I unpack the files to? The NTFS partition? Then when I boot into windows it will have a bunch of files with disallowed characters, wonder what would happen then.

    Pass

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  9. lotuseclat79

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    Hi Mumbodog,

    I didn't mean save another 40GB, just use the gopher protocol - gopher://... locations address to download a single small file to see it work - i.e. within the constraints of your RAM when using the Live CD - so, no need to save the file unless you want to mount a file system with the mount command to save (cp) it from RAM to hard drive.

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    I think it is getting a little beyond my Linux/Gopher skills which = not much. I will have to enlist the help of my son, thanks for trying.

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