April 29th, 2010
Yesterday, I invited you to download a piece of Internet history. Today I have unearthed a bit more data to add to it.
There is a new torrent with 1.5GB more data (3GB uncompressed). This includes the FTP site from boombox.micro.umn.edu/pub/gopher, which was a large collection of Gopher client and server software. Also included was ftp.unicom.com/pub/gn-tools, the old GN server, and wiretap.area.com. This last site was mirrorable via FTP, and included the UMN Gopherd .cap and .Links files, so it can be served up via PyGopherd. The full contents are available in my post to the Gopher mailing list.
Incidentally, thank you to everyone that has helped seed, download, store, host, and otherwise preserve the 2007 archive. It is much appreciated. I have contacted several institutions recommended to me in comments or emails to try to arrange a stable long-term home for the data.