Christoph Lohmann | 2 Dec 17:37 2008
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Gopher TLS/SSL port

Good evening.

While working on Geomyidae I was wondering if there was ever a secure
Gopher port defined?

Maybe 343 could be used for it:

HTTP = Gopher + 10
HTTPS = Gopher + 100

Sincerely,

Christoph

John Goerzen | 2 Dec 17:56 2008

Re: Gopher TLS/SSL port

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 05:37:42PM +0100, Christoph Lohmann wrote:
> Good evening.
> 
> While working on Geomyidae I was wondering if there was ever a secure
> Gopher port defined?

No, I don't believe so.  I think Gopher predated SSL.

I also think that the current Gopher clients are not SSL-aware for
Gopher protocol exchanges.

> 
> Maybe 343 could be used for it:
> 
> HTTP = Gopher + 10
> HTTPS = Gopher + 100
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Christoph
> 
> 
> 

Cameron Kaiser | 2 Dec 18:03 2008

Re: Gopher TLS/SSL port

> > While working on Geomyidae I was wondering if there was ever a secure
> > Gopher port defined?
> 
> No, I don't believe so.  I think Gopher predated SSL.
> 
> I also think that the current Gopher clients are not SSL-aware for
> Gopher protocol exchanges.

I have had several people enquire about making Overbite TLS-aware. I'm
not opposed to this although I have not fully investigated the technical
requirements.

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David Meyer | 3 Dec 12:55 2008

Seven Fun Sites

tekeeze has an article on the shiniest of Gopher's remaining gems:

http://www.tekeeze.com/fun-sites/7-fun-sites-you-can-only-find-on-the-gopher-internet

Hat-tip to Greg Koenig at SDF.

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JumpJet Mailbox | 3 Dec 16:20 2008
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Re: Seven Fun Sites

Note how hard he had to look to find interesting Gopher sites.  That was the whole point of the "Gopher
Jewels" link repository, and why it was created in the early 90's...  
 
http://www.sinica.edu.tw/mirror/econwpa.wustl.edu/EconFAQ/node228.html
 
http://www.internettourbus.com/arch/1995/TB080195.TXT
Currently there is NO Gopher Jewels linklist anywhere on Gopher!!!  Reviewers and newbies (not to
mention our own busy selves) need such a list, in order to take full advantage of the resources Gopher still
has to offer.  
 

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From: David Meyer <papa@...>
Subject: [gopher] Seven Fun Sites
To: gopher@...
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 6:55 AM

tekeeze has an article on the shiniest of Gopher's remaining gems:

http://www.tekeeze.com/fun-sites/7-fun-sites-you-can-only-find-on-the-gopher-internet

Hat-tip to Greg Koenig at SDF.

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JumpJet Mailbox | 17 Dec 05:17 2008
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Any progress with the GopherVR re-compile?

There was some interest last summer in recompiling the old GopherVR source code.
http://lists.complete.org/gopher-WrTMxSeDnuhg9hUCZPvPmw <at> public.gmane.org/2008/06/msg00089.html
 
Any progress?  A Windows version would be fantastic!!!
 

Florian Teply | 18 Dec 09:45 2008

Veronica Search

Hiya gopher folks,

I was just thinking about the good old Veronica Search. Back when gopher was 
all there was, i seem to have seen more than one server doing searches, while 
nowadays, floodgap seems to be the only one around. Now i was wondering, if 
it would be a good pastime to think about setting up another veronica search, 
maybe even as some sort of distributed service.

Any ideas?

Greetings,
Florian
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Florian Teply | 18 Dec 09:49 2008

Embedded gopher servers?

Hello guys,

did someone ever come across something like an embedded gopher server?
Ya know, as many microcontrollers nowadays can support a web server, why 
shouldn't the same be possible with a gopher server. As i take it, it should 
take even less computing power to run a gopher server on a tiny micro.

Anyone seen something like this? Hints on lightwheight gopher servers are also 
welcome, preferably written in C.

Greetings,
Florian
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Cameron Kaiser | 18 Dec 14:37 2008

Re: Veronica Search

> I was just thinking about the good old Veronica Search. Back when gopher was 
> all there was, i seem to have seen more than one server doing searches, while 
> nowadays, floodgap seems to be the only one around. Now i was wondering, if 
> it would be a good pastime to think about setting up another veronica search, 
> maybe even as some sort of distributed service.

Frankly, I would love the competition. I think there is room for other
Veronicas.

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Cameron Kaiser | 18 Dec 17:07 2008

Firefox 2 and OverbiteFF

Mozilla has announced that 2.0.0.19 will be the final version of Firefox 2.
Because continuing to support FF2 in Overbite requires maintaining separate
code for Mozilla 1.8, the next build release of Overbite will be the final
one for Firefox 2 (although I might still release emergency security updates
for an undetermined period afterwards if I discover any large holes left).

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