Computer History - Herong's Notes - Version 3.11, by Dr. Herong Yang
Setting Up a Gopher Server on Linux Systems
This section provides a quick introduction of setting a Gopher server on a Linux system.
To set up a Gopher server on a Linux system involves the following steps:
1. Download the Gopher server and client package for Linux: gopher2.011.tar.Z (351KB). Save it to /usr/local/gopher2.011.tar.Z.
2. Install the Gopher client program:
su cd /usr/local/gopher uncompress gopher2.011.tar.Z tar -xvf gopher2.011.tar cd gopher2.011 make cd gopher gopher gopher.tc.umn.edu (The client works showing the Gopher menu.
2. Install the Gopher server program:
su cd /usr/local/gopher/gopher2.011 make install cd /usr/local/etc gopherd /usr/local/gopher/gopher2.011/test/data gopher localhost (The server works showing the test Gopher menu. vi /usr/local/etc/gopherd.conf (Check all the settings)
3. Run Gopher at startup time:
su /sbin/adduser gopher (Create Gopher server documents and sub directories at /home/gopher /usr/local/etc/gopherd -u gopher -l /docs/gopher.log /home/gopher vi /etc/rc.d/rc.local /usr/local/etc/gopherd -u gopher -l /docs/gopher.log /home/gopher
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