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Re: State of Gopher and TLS?

On 25/10/2022 11:53, barana . wrote:
 when you upgrade servers so that people who browse with low h.p. devices are locked out....
gopher servers leave behind the only clients that gopher effectively serves.... kinda pointless.

Wholeheartedly agree. Gopher is a technology from the early 90s. Runs great on my 8086, and that's what makes it valuable: it's dead simple, lightweight and has been around for a long time.

Adding complexity to such a protocol is nonsense, it can only lead to fragmentation of an already very sparse* community.

If one wants to play with "modern security", then there is a lot of far more interesting options, like gnunet, ipfs, tor, etc. No need to fracture good old Gopher with some broken TLS abomination.

*as of today, the Observable Gopherspace Universe Project reports a mere 306 operational servers.


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