From: gop...@boombox.micro.umn.edu (Gopher Development Team)
Date: 7 Oct 91 17:52:23 GMT
Local: Mon, Oct 7 1991 1:52 pm
Subject: internet Gopher: a distributed campus-wide information system
The internet Gopher protocol and software is designed to implement
a distributed campus wide (or Internet wide for that matter)
information retrieval system.
Folks with information to publish can run Gopher servers
Users wishing to access the servers can use client software
Index servers are also available for generic UNIX boxes and NeXT boxes
We are working on connecting our Gopher system to the WAIS system.
Interested folks can try out the curses based UNIX client via telnet to
All the gopher client and server software is available for anonymous FTP from
Please direct questions, problems, feedback or bug reports to the
There is a mailing list "gopher-news" where we announce bug fixes or
- The internet Gopher development team.
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