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TCP/IP Guide by Charles M. Kozierok

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Chapter 86. GOPHER PROTOCOL (GOPHER)

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Let's suppose that I told you I was going to describe a TCP/IP application layer protocol designed for the specific purpose of distributed document search and retrieval. This protocol uses a client/server model of operation, where servers provide links to related resources such as files or programs that users access with client software that displays options for the user to select. You might think that I was talking about the World Wide Web, and for good reason. However, in this case, I am actually talking about one of the Web's predecessors: the Gopher Protocol.

In this chapter, I briefly describe Gopher's history, ...

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