Monthly Archives: July 2009

retro challenge roundup

In at least some parts of the world, it’s still July 31, so I’ll claim this Apple 2 gopher client as being a 1.0 release within the Retro Challenge timeframe. A last minute change of platform, to be sure, mainly because … Continue reading

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retro linkfest 2009-07-28

While researching the gopher protocol, I came across “who killed gopher?”. part of a series on “transfer protocols” written in the late 90s (i.e. the internet gold rush 1.0) by Rohit Kare.  The series also includes histories of Telnet, FTP, … Continue reading

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retro challenge diary # 3

 I have been making some progress. However I’ve tended to prioritise coding new features + attending Mt Keira Fest over posting here or packaging anything up for release. So for the moment you’ll just have to take my word (or … Continue reading

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retro challenge diary #2

Making good progress on implementing gopher - here’s a screenshot showing how  gopher://retro-net.org/ renders. I’m cheating a little bit – the code above is rendering gophertext hardcoded into the app – once I have the parsing and navigation sorted I’ll wire it … Continue reading

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retro challenge diary 1

I’ve got a rough skeleton of the TCP code working (for outbound connections only). That means TCP segments are sequenced correctly, ACKs  are sent when appropriate, and duplicate TCP packets are discarded.   I don’t think I’ve quit got the handling … Continue reading

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