Re: Gopher support in X Mosaic, cosmetic suggestion

Martin Hamilton (
Sun, 13 Jun 1993 11:36:28 +0100 (BST)

Thus spake Guido :

/ Huh? As far as I know there is no gateway involved when www clients
/ like XMosaic access Gopher servers: support for the Gopher protocol is
/ built in the client. (There may be a gateway in existence
/ nevertheless, but it must be intended only for access through clients
/ that don't know the Gopher protocol yet.)

I think he's talking about the NCSA httpd - see below - Martin


As of beta release .3, this server will automatically generate
HTML listings of a gopher directory without going through gopherd.
This means that . files which are links are processed, and .cap files
are processed. Any request which begins with /gopher-data will be
considered a gopher request if gopher is turned on. Therefore, mapping
/gopher-data to the location of your server's data will allow you to
access /gopher-data and get a gopher listing in return.