[gopher] Re: which gopherd to use and other info
> im looking to get into gophering and would like to setup my own
> gopherd. the two main gopherd's ive found are pygopherd and the umn
> gopherd and im currently running the umn gopherd.
Please read this piece of warning concerning UMN gopherd:
Subject: [gopher] Re: Gopherd or pygopherd?
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 15:03:11 -0600
Gopherd is no longer maintained. Security holes were being found in it
on a regular basis, and nobody really had the inclination to give it a
thorough security audit given the fact that more advanced Gopher servers
existed. Therefore, I would strongly urge you *NOT* to deploy UMN Gopherd.
In fact, UMN gopherd was dropped from the current Debian stable
(Sarge, 3.1) in favor of Pygopherd.
> is there a benefit
> or drawback to eithor and which one is recomended for me to run for a
> low usage mid priority daemon, well, unless there are other daemons
> someone would recomend.
Myself I'm running Cameron Kaiser's Bucktooth:
and am happy about it. Please don't ask which one is better, I'm sure
you'll be perfectly at ease with Pygopherd. I only chose Bucktooth
becase Pygopherd would not run with the old python that used to be
shipped with the previous Debian stable, Woody (3.0), that I was using
when I first deployed my gopher server.