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  1. Do you still have this running? I tried to connect to your domain and two others (gopher.well.com:70 & gopher.quux.org:70) and I’m getting a 404 on all three. Is it me or am I missing something?

    • Do you have a Gopher add on for your browser? (as most have dropped native support) I just checked out the links and the only one not working is the one called macno (I’ll need to investigate/remove) if you have an android phone/tablet there’s an app called open bite (not on the play store iirc) you will need to get it from their website (just search for over bite)

      Edit: try here http://gopher.floodgap.com/overbite/

      Gopher is just plain text (ascii) so it’s nice and light weight than all the flash/java/whatever that’s embedded in most corporate sites!

      • I did not have the plugin for my browser (firefox 12.0) but even after installing it I’m still getting 404’s on every one of those addresses. It’s not a big deal though, I’m more interested in the protocol itself, rather than being able to render it. I’ve written a program that allows multiple users running it to issue commands to one another, to assist in a particular set of tasks that benefit from cloud computing. Currently all clients listen with a http server expecting a set of request parameters in the requesting URL itself. (I also confirm clients request via the server response) It works fine but there is wasted overhead running a full server as opposed to simpler methods, like a plain text push notification type setup. Something like this gopher protocol would seem to lend itself to quite well. Definitely something I’ll be looking more into though. 🙂

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