Folks with information to publish can run Gopher servers
(implementations are available for UNIX boxes and Macs).
Users wishing to access the servers can use client software
available for UNIX (simple curses based client and a NeXT client),
Macs (using MacTCP), and DOS boxes.
Index servers are also available for generic UNIX boxes and NeXT boxes
(the latter takes advantage of NeXT digital librarian index
capability); these can provide full-text indexing of documents on the
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
development team at
There is a mailing list "gopher-news" where we announce bug fixes or
new versions of gopher software; to subscribe send e-mail to:
- The internet Gopher development team.