Re: State of Gopher and TLS?
On 25/10/2022 10:36, Hiltjo Posthuma wrote:
Here you can find some information about TLS over gopher.
It doesn't violate the gopher specification:
RFC 1436 is clear about the fact that Gopher is a simple, text-based TCP
protocol. One extract below, but there are more:
In essence, the Gopher protocol consists of a client connecting to a
server and sending the server a selector (a line of text, which may
be empty) via a TCP connection.
Feel free to call the TLS contraption "gophers" or whatever else, but it
is not Gopher.
The document you linked to proposes a way of implementing dual protocol
support so a server can act simultaneously as a Gopher and "gophers"
server sharing the same port. It does not mean that "gophers" is
compatible with the Gopher protocol. A Gopher client is unable to access
"gophers" content, unless said content is also available via Gopher.