posted on May, 19 2004 @ 08:15 PM
Originally posted by Quicksilver
what are those tools or clients/
Gopher and Archie are tools that haven't been used widestream since the mid 90's. Gopher was used to access text-only information via menus, kinda
like an internet BBS. Some places (mainly universities and libraries) still use gopher, and most web browsers can access a gopher site. Just type
gopher:// instead of http://
Archie provided a searchable index of files on FTP servers, so you could just use an Archie service to search for a file if you didn't know where to
get it from. To use Archie, you need to telnet to an archie server.
I'm not really sure if either of these is useful to our hunt, but you never know.