• Gopher

    From Mr. Cool@VERT/RETROARC to All on Tue Jan 19 18:51:29 2016
    Hey Guys,

    I found a cool graphical gopher client for linux not long ago in the repo. It is written in python I believe and I found it in the debian and lubuntu (or ubuntu) repo. It has a very basic look to it; it kinda reminds me of an early 90s web browser. It was a little glitchy on my IBM Thinkpad X41, but runs very smoothly on my G3 PPC running under Debian 8. I had experimented with a windows client once under wine, but could not get it to connect to anything for some reason.

    - Mr. Cool

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Mr. Cool on Wed Jan 20 05:15:32 2016
    Re: Gopher
    By: Mr. Cool to All on Tue Jan 19 2016 06:51 pm

    but runs very smoothly on my G3 PPC running under Debian 8. I had experimented with a windows client once under wine, but could not get it to connect to anything for some reason.

    There are gopher client add-ins for Firefox - look for OverbiteFF.

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  • From Mr. Cool@VERT/RETROARC to Poindexter Fortran on Thu Jan 21 19:30:56 2016
    Re: Gopher
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Mr. Cool on Wed Jan 20 2016 05:15 am

    There are gopher client add-ins for Firefox - look for OverbiteFF.

    I am aware of Overbite and even have their Android client on my phone. Personally I like this client because it a 90s browser look to it. Actually I was using Netscape 4.8 for that for a while. Gopher and Lynx have made good text based clients.

    - Mr. Cool

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Mr. Cool on Fri Jan 22 06:14:04 2016
    Re: Gopher
    By: Mr. Cool to Poindexter Fortran on Thu Jan 21 2016 07:30 pm

    I am aware of Overbite and even have their Android client on my phone.

    Gopher on a phone reminds me of what WAP was supposed to be - lean, to the point, just the info and no crap.

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  • From Mr. Cool@VERT/RETROARC to Poindexter Fortran on Sat Jan 23 19:02:22 2016
    Re: Gopher
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Mr. Cool on Fri Jan 22 2016 06:14 am

    Gopher on a phone reminds me of what WAP was supposed to be - lean, to the point, just the info and no crap.

    Overbite for android is still in alpha stage if I remember correctly. However it is functional. The only thing I can't do with it is download files. It also returns to the top of the page when you flip the screen, which is a little annoying. Otherwise it works fine.

    Once thing that is nice about gopher is the ability to read news stories without an unwanted popup showing up on the screen. Besides that the pages should load quicker.

    - Mr. Cool

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  • From Doctor Who@VERT/THE5THD to Mr. Cool on Tue Jan 26 00:48:33 2016
    Re: Gopher
    By: Mr. Cool to All on Tue Jan 19 2016 06:51 pm

    Hey Guys,

    I found a cool graphical gopher client for linux not long ago in the repo. It is written in python I believe and I found it in the debian and lubuntu (or ubuntu) repo. It has a very basic look to it; it kinda reminds me of an early 90s web browser. It was a little glitchy on my IBM Thinkpad X41, but runs very smoothly on my G3 PPC running under Debian 8. I had experimented with a windows client once under wine, but could not get it to connect to anything for some reason.

    - Mr. Cool


    What's the name of the client?

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  • From Mr. Cool@VERT/RETROARC to Doctor Who on Sun Jan 31 13:21:44 2016
    Re: Gopher
    By: Doctor Who to Mr. Cool on Tue Jan 26 2016 12:48 am

    Re: Gopher
    By: Mr. Cool to All on Tue Jan 19 2016 06:51 pm

    Hey Guys,

    I found a cool graphical gopher client for linux not long ago in the repo It is written in python I believe and I found it in the debian and lubunt (or ubuntu) repo. It has a very basic look to it; it kinda reminds me of early 90s web browser. It was a little glitchy on my IBM Thinkpad X41, bu runs very smoothly on my G3 PPC running under Debian 8. I had experiment with a windows client once under wine, but could not get it to connect to anything for some reason.

    - Mr. Cool


    What's the name of the client?


    Sorry I didn't realize I forgot to put the name in. :) It is called forg.

    - Mr. Cool

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  • From tracker1@VERT/TRNTEST to Mr. Cool on Sat Feb 6 00:06:47 2016
    Hey Guys,

    I found a cool graphical gopher client for linux not long ago in the repo. It is written in python I believe and I found it in the debian and lubuntu (or ubuntu) repo. It has a very basic look to it; it kinda reminds me of
    an
    early 90s web browser. It was a little glitchy on my IBM Thinkpad X41, but runs very smoothly on my G3 PPC running under Debian 8. I had
    experimented
    with a windows client once under wine, but could not get it to connect to anything for some reason.

    Most older web browsers think Ie < 7, or Netscape Navigator <= 6, have Gopher support iirc.
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  • From Mr. Cool@VERT/RETROARC to tracker1 on Sat Feb 6 21:03:34 2016
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: tracker1 to Mr. Cool on Sat Feb 06 2016 12:06 am

    Most older web browsers think Ie < 7, or Netscape Navigator <= 6, have Gophe support iirc.

    I have actually used Netscape 4.8 for this purpose and it functions very well in that capacity. I was running it under wine on Ubuntu 12.04 before I upgraded my OS. Amazingly, this version on Netscape is capable of rendering webpages (not very well of course as it was released around 2002 as the last 4.X version, but it can do it).

    - Mr. Cool

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Mr. Cool on Fri Nov 18 12:57:51 2016
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Mr. Cool to tracker1 on Sat Feb 06 2016 09:03 pm

    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: tracker1 to Mr. Cool on Sat Feb 06 2016 12:06 am

    Most older web browsers think Ie < 7, or Netscape Navigator <= 6, have Go
    phe
    support iirc.

    I have actually used Netscape 4.8 for this purpose and it functions very wel
    l
    in that capacity. I was running it under wine on Ubuntu 12.04 before I upgraded my OS. Amazingly, this version on Netscape is capable of rendering webpages (not very well of course as it was released around 2002 as the last 4.X version, but it can do it).

    - Mr. Cool


    I have my Gopher site hosted here gopher://walkman100.ddns.net

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  • From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Deavmi on Sat Nov 19 22:43:21 2016
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Deavmi to Mr. Cool on Fri Nov 18 2016 12:57:51

    I have my Gopher site hosted here gopher://walkman100.ddns.net

    The Gopher protocol is still being used? I read somewhere that nobody uses it.

    ... Ok, I was curious to see if Gopher was still around is what lead me to reading thst it's not in use anymore; then I saw this message...

    -jag

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Jagossel on Mon Nov 21 05:18:47 2016
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Jagossel to Deavmi on Sat Nov 19 2016 10:43 pm

    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Deavmi to Mr. Cool on Fri Nov 18 2016 12:57:51

    I have my Gopher site hosted here gopher://walkman100.ddns.net

    The Gopher protocol is still being used? I read somewhere that nobody uses

    ... Ok, I was curious to see if Gopher was still around is what lead me to reading thst it's not in use anymore; then I saw this message...

    -jag


    I am using it. :) And I have one person which reads my blog :).

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Deavmi on Thu Nov 24 10:21:10 2016
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Deavmi to Jagossel on Mon Nov 21 2016 05:18 am

    ... Ok, I was curious to see if Gopher was still around is what lead
    me to reading thst it's not in use anymore; then I saw this message...

    I am using it. :) And I have one person which reads my blog :).

    A gopher blog - love it!

    Synchronet has a gopher server, and Firefox has a plugin called OverBite that lets you browse the gophersphere.

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Nov 25 17:34:38 2016
    On 2016-11-24 08:21 PM, Poindexter Fortran wrote:
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Deavmi to Jagossel on Mon Nov 21 2016 05:18 am

    ... Ok, I was curious to see if Gopher was still around is what lead
    me to reading thst it's not in use anymore; then I saw this message...

    I am using it. :) And I have one person which reads my blog :).

    A gopher blog - love it!

    Synchronet has a gopher server, and Firefox has a plugin called OverBite that lets you browse the gophersphere.

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    I use Overbite. Also lynx can browse Gopher. `lynx gopher://address`

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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Poindexter Fortran on Fri Nov 25 17:34:45 2016
    On 2016-11-24 08:21 PM, Poindexter Fortran wrote:
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Deavmi to Jagossel on Mon Nov 21 2016 05:18 am

    ... Ok, I was curious to see if Gopher was still around is what lead
    me to reading thst it's not in use anymore; then I saw this message...

    I am using it. :) And I have one person which reads my blog :).

    A gopher blog - love it!

    Synchronet has a gopher server, and Firefox has a plugin called OverBite that lets you browse the gophersphere.

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    Thanks btw. :)

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  • From Papadopoulos@VERT/GREEK to Deavmi on Sun Dec 11 09:56:18 2016
    ... Ok, I was curious to see if Gopher was still around

    Although the World Wide Web won, Gopherspace is well alive! There are some 3.5 million selectors (the equivalent of "web pages") in some 160 Gopher servers.

    As others said, there are plugins which HTML-ify the Gopher protocol and allows to view Gopherspace in Firefox. There's also a Gopher Protocol Client available here: https://sites.google.com/site/matjaz85/gopherclient

    But personally, I prefer the OverbiteFF plugin for Firefox.

    Here's a list of all known Gopher sites to explore gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/world/

    And thanks to Rob, all Synchonet BBSes are also Gopher Servers by default, so credit to Digital Man for making the tools to keep the flame alive. In a recent version Synchronet was updated to allow also downloading from Gopher Protocol!

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Papadopoulos on Mon Dec 12 09:06:00 2016
    Papadopoulos wrote to Deavmi <=-

    Although the World Wide Web won, Gopherspace is well alive! There are
    some 3.5 million selectors (the equivalent of "web pages") in some 160 Gopher servers.

    Interesting. I have fond memories of Gopher when I first got on the Internet in 1994. The WWW was still young, and Gopher had the most useful information, so I spent a lot of time on it and found some useful resources. I'll have to take a look around and see what's on Gopher these days.


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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Vk3jed on Sun Dec 11 18:20:57 2016
    Re: Re: Gopher
    By: Vk3jed to Papadopoulos on Mon Dec 12 2016 09:06 am

    Although the World Wide Web won, Gopherspace is well alive! There are some 3.5 million selectors (the equivalent of "web pages") in some 160 Gopher servers.

    Interesting. I have fond memories of Gopher when I first got on the Internet in 1994. The WWW was still young, and Gopher had the most useful information, so I spent a lot of time on it and found some useful
    resources. I'll have to take a look around and see what's on Gopher these days.


    i didnt really have fond memories. it was a pain in the ass to use.
    but still, i used it out of necessity in the 90s.
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  • From Deavmi@VERT/EWBBS to Papadopoulos on Mon Dec 12 14:18:42 2016
    On 2016-12-11 04:56 PM, Papadopoulos wrote:
    ... Ok, I was curious to see if Gopher was still around

    Although the World Wide Web won, Gopherspace is well alive! There are some 3.5
    million selectors (the equivalent of "web pages") in some 160 Gopher servers.

    As others said, there are plugins which HTML-ify the Gopher protocol and allows
    to view Gopherspace in Firefox. There's also a Gopher Protocol Client available
    here: https://sites.google.com/site/matjaz85/gopherclient

    But personally, I prefer the OverbiteFF plugin for Firefox.

    Here's a list of all known Gopher sites to explore gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/1/world/

    And thanks to Rob, all Synchonet BBSes are also Gopher Servers by default, so credit to Digital Man for making the tools to keep the flame alive. In a recent
    version Synchronet was updated to allow also downloading from Gopher Protocol!

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    Cool.

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Mro on Tue Dec 13 10:12:00 2016
    Mro wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    i didnt really have fond memories. it was a pain in the ass to use.
    but still, i used it out of necessity in the 90s.

    It was all there was. I got the hang of which servers to use and how to access information. :)


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