[gopher] Re: Problem with SiMpLeMaChInEs
On Sun, Jul 29, 2007 at 09:09:23PM -0500, John Burnett wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 03:07:01AM -0500, Chris wrote:
> > Are we back on this non port 70 thing again?
> > My 2 cents
> > All Gopher clients need to be able to use ports other than port 70
> > all old ones did or they werent able to use the search engines, not to mention the rest of the servers not on 70, but we went over this already.
> > The protocol allows and promotes non 70, if the client cant it is "bad"
> > or limited at the least, use a better one so that you might be able to use gopherspace fully.
> > In other countries they don't have linux, freebsd and the other free O.S's?
> > I say we move em all off port 70 and keep them all guessin ;)
> > Chris
> > On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 08:10:49 -0700 (PDT)
> > JumpJet Mailbox <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Testing indicates that software expecting to see gopher on Port 70 will NOT translate to another port.
> > >
> > > BROWSERS:
> > >
> > > Bobcat for DOS will fail
> > > Lynx for DOS will fail
> > > Internet Explorer will NOT see your server, and will either give an error message (if attaching to a sub-directory) or crash the browser if connecting to the root directory.
> > > Older versions of Lynx for Windows will fail [but upgrading to the newest version will work].
> > > Older versions of Firefox will fail [but upgrading to the newest version will work].
> > > The MSNTV (WebTV) browser will fail.
> > >
> > > GOPHER CLIENTS:
> > >
> > > Documentation indicates the Acorn Risk OS client will fail.
> > > Documentation indicates the Atari MiNT client will fail.
> > > Documentation indicates the IBM CMS mainframe clients will fail.
> > > Documentation indicates the VAX mainframe client will fail.
> > > The MOO object will fail
> > > The AmigaOS client will fail.
> > > The OS/2 client will fail.
> > > All the Windows 3.1 clients tested so far have failed.
> > > All the DOS clients tested so far have failed.
The site works fine with forg. The only browser that I have
had problems with is w3m.
Speaking of forg, anybody know how to adjust the text size?
Sun Jul 29 21:09:08 CDT 2007