[gopher] Re: embarrassing newbie question
On Fri, Oct 11, 2002 at 02:46:17PM -0400, Stephanie Smith wrote:
> So when I try to add a link to a gopher site (next on my list of things to
> do), I would use that sort of entry instead of the URL: you mention
> below.... (correct me if I'm wrong)
Yes, the URL: is only for non-gopher sites. The gopher protocol can link to
other gopher sites without this extension.
> Interesting you should mention that. I was just considering switching,
> given that there seems to be more explicit PyGopherd reference material
> about than for UMN gopherd.
You'll probably be able to find information about UMN gopherd out in
groups.google.com -- but not so much on websites. You can read a bit about
the history of UMN gopherd, and the 3.x FurryTerror releases, at
As it stands now, I have been devoting most of my gopher-server-writing time
to PyGopherd. I feel that the advent of languages like Python can be
exploited to write a more secure and featureful server in less time. It's
also going to be possible in the future to share some code between it and
OfflineIMAP , I beliveve. I am more comfortable with the security of
PyGopherd right now than I am with that of UMN gopherd, and there is very
little that UMN gopherd supports that PyGopherd doesn't.