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:

cd /usr/local/gopher
uncompress gopher2.011.tar.Z
tar -xvf gopher2.011.tar
cd gopher2.011

cd gopher
   (The client works showing the Gopher menu.

2. Install the Gopher server program:

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:

/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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 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

 1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 What Is Gopher?

 Gopher Menu Item Types

Setting Up a Gopher Server on Linux Systems

 ".names" File Example

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft


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