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[gopher] Re: Problem with SiMpLeMaChInEs

JumpJet Mailbox <jumpjetinfo@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Thinking it was an ISP problem, I tried connecting from a PC at the
> local library.  Still could not connect, and I am getting the following
> error message -->
>   0Sorry, but the requested token could not be found Err localhost 70
> .
> ...
> There is currently a problem with SiMpLeMaChInEs ("jgw.mdns.org"). 
> Connecting to the gophers Root directory crashes browsers (tested with
> both I.E. and Lynx on Windows, and Lynx on DOS).

Hello my furry friends,
It is I, keeper of the Simple Machine(s).  We had a short power outtage
the other night. Perhaps that was actually noticed by someone out in
gopherspace, though I doubt it.

I don't know what might be Jumpy J's problem other than perhaps Windozes
doesn't like the NAT router moving port 70 to a higher, non-privileged
port.  The server, gopherd_BSD, isn't very feature-full and of course
not widely tested, hence the "Beta" on the root index page.  The only
issue I've noticed, which I've mentioned before, is that UMN gopher
seems to truncate some pages, ie. you'll get maybe 85% of a text page.
Reloading doesn't seem to help.  The lynx browser (on NetBSD) works
fine as does Firefox (also on NetBSD).  I'd appreciate any feedback for
other client/plateform combos of course.

Eventually I'll probably get tired of gopherd_BSD and install something
more mainstream like Bucktooth or PYGopherd.  Eventually.

Have a hot summer,

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