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[gopher] new client

i changed this to a new subject since it no longer concerned ascii art :)
thanks for the info on gopherS, Eric.

using both floodgap and jumpjet as test sites, i'm coming along nicely with 
a modern, 32-bit windows client, written in vb.net . a lot of it is done. a 
lot of it is not. it will be ongoing development as i have free time. I'm 
wrestling a bit on the gopher+ extensions, tho i've added the ability for it 
to recognize gopher+ data. does anyone happen to know of a gopher+ hole i 
can try?

anyway, so far, it likes bucktooth and gopherS

attached a screenshot, hopefully it doesn't get stripped.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JumpJet Mailbox" <jumpjetinfo@yahoo.com>
To: <gopher@complete.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:19 PM
Subject: [gopher] Re: ascii art

> Unlike the Unix based servers, the Windows GopherS server does NOT 
> recognize "wildcards".  This is actually a strong security feature built 
> into GopherS.
>  If you were to type the URL with just the IP address or DNS name as 
> follows:
>  gopher://home.jumpjet.info
>  you would get back the contents of the top level directory.  This is 
> because the server translates the above request in the following order:
>  1) hostname [which is "home.jumpjet.info"}
>  2) port [which, because not specifically stated otherwise, is assumed to 
> be "70"]
>  3) type [which, because not specifically stated otherwise, is assumed to 
> be "1"]
>  4) path [which, because not specifically stated otherwise, is not 
> included]
>            (note: GopherS does NOT support Gopher+ extensions, so this 
> ends the translation)
>  Gopher starts at the top level directory when it begins following its 
> path.  Since no "paths" were specified above saying you wanted to look 
> deeper, GopherS simply displays the top level (a.k.a. "/") directory.
>  You could also intentionally go to the top level directory by typing the 
> specific path as follows:
>  gopher://home.jumpjet.info/
>  If you wanted to see a deeper directory, you would now HAVE to speicify 
> the "type" (a.k.a. "1" for directory listing), because the server makes no 
> assumptions that you are looking for a directory rather than a text file 
> or other data "type".  It WILL assume port 70 however, so you don't have 
> to specify the port if the server is operating on port 70 (just like the 
> web servers always assume port 80 unless specifically instructed 
> otherwise).  For example:
>  gopher://home.jumpjet.info/1/Begin_Here
>  GopherS knows in the above that you mean the top level of the 
> "Begin_Here" sub-directory, so you do not have to specify the trailing 
> "/".  You can however specifically specify it if you wish, so the 
> following will also produce the same directory listing as above:
>  gopher://home.jumpjet.info/1/Begin_Here/
>  ----------
>  Typing a wrong path will produce an error (and your client/browser will 
> either present you with an error, or simply enter an "endless loop").  An 
> example of two incorrect paths that were recently entered (probably by 
> Trevor's new client???) were:
>  .
>  +
>  As GopherS does not recognize wildcards, the wildcard "." (a.k.a. the 
> entry "gopher://home.jumpjet.info/.";, with a trailing period in the path 
> as the server sees it) would not work.  As there was no file named "+" 
> either (possibly an attempted Gopher+ command), the server also returned 
> an error when it was tried (a.k.a. the entry 
> gopher://home.jumpjet.info/+).
>  Earlier, there was an issue where someone using the UMN Gopher Client 
> (being Unix based) was also having trouble accessing JumpJet.  Here they 
> were using the two different wildcard paths of:
>  $
>  #
>  Naturally, neither of these will work for the same reason as listed 
> above.  Interestingly, the Bucktooth Gopher Server (which is what Floodgap 
> uses) accepts some wildcard symbols (such as the "#" symbol) and will, for 
> example, return the root directory contents if you type:
>  gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/#
>  Eric Newberry <ericnewberry@mirametrics.com> wrote:
>  I use Internet Explorer 6. I don't have any problems with your site.
> Eric
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "JumpJet Mailbox"
> To:
> Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 4:05 AM
> Subject: [gopher] Re: ascii art
>> In my logs I am seeing an IP address that is sending invalid (truncated)
>> server requests. It may be you??? As my server makes NO "assumptions",
>> but attempts to send back EXACTLY what is requested, I would not be at 
>> all
>> surprised if you were getting nothing back. Test to see if you are
>> getting the same results with some other Client/Browser such as a gopher
>> enabled I.E. ver 6.
>> Send me details such as your IP address and the commands your client is
>> attempting to intiate to jumpjet@yahoo.com, and I will work with you to
>> try and resolve the issue.
>> Trevor wrote:
>> what version of gopher are you running? i'm building a win32 client in vs
>> .net 2003, and i have no problem with floodgap. i hit your gopher, and go
>> into an infinite loop. suggestions?
>> i even tried the gopher plus extensibility. the only thing i can assume 
>> is
>> it's a nonstandard gopher server of some kind.
>> let me know....
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "JumpJet Mailbox"
>> To:
>> Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 6:00 PM
>> Subject: [gopher] Re: ascii art
>>> Good to see that you are still providing support for Amiga users on
>>> Gopher. Your Amiga Resources are even a featured link from Gopher Jewels
>>> 2 -
>>> gopher://home.jumpjet.info/11\Gopher_Jewels_2\Computing\Software
>>> It would be great to have your REXX scripts converted to Regina Rexx.
>>> Could you also put a copy of Regina on your gopher site for Amiga users
>>> to
>>> download? JumpJet has copies of Regina Rexx for DOS, Windows, and BeOS 
>>> on
>>> its gopher site if anyone is interested -
>>> gopher://home.jumpjet.info/11\DOS_Lives\Disk_Operating_System\Regina%20Rexx%20Batch%20File%20Interpretor
>>> gopher://home.jumpjet.info/11\Win2k_Hosting\Enhancements\Accessories\Windows%20Regina%20Rexx%20Batch%20File%20Interpretor
>>> gopher://home.jumpjet.info/11\Treasure\BeOS_Pro_Edition_5\BeOS%20Regina%20Rexx%20Batch%20File%20Interpretor
>>> Best wishes to you and your server,
>>> JumpJet
>>> Jacob Dahl Pind wrote:
>>> Hi seeing all the ascii art posting here, I felled like sharing a older
>>> tool I made to handle old overstrike art from 60ish with you all.
>>> its a small arexx script, should converte it to run under regina rexx
>>> instead, as I sadly doesnt use my amiga much anymore.
>>> It takes a overstrike art file, strips it into individual layers, in
>>> seperate file, that you can either run though netpbm to transform into
>>> pixel maps to place on top of eachother in photoshop/gimp, or print them
>>> on your normal printer by run the same sheet through it multiple times
>>> with new layers each time.
>>> you can find it at my gopher://telefisk.org
>>> Hope someone findes it interessting
>>> regards Jacob Dahl Pind
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