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[gopher] Re: new client

Trevor wrote:

> 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?

There are some sample gopher+ entries at 
gopher://www.polarhome.com:27070 (see ask/ and gateways/ menus). 
However, these are just scripts shipped with old UMN gopherd 
distributions, I only installed them and didn't check them all. But 
atleast you can see gopher+ menus there with UMN gopher client and 
sometimes even send something to the server :)

> anyway, so far, it likes bucktooth and gopherS
> attached a screenshot, hopefully it doesn't get stripped.
> trevor
> ----- 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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