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A system that pre-dates the World Wide Web for organizing and displaying files on Internet servers. A Gopher server presents its contents as a hierarchically structured list of files. With the ascendance of the Web, most Gopher databases are being converted to Web sites which can be more easily accessed via Web search engines.

Gopher was developed at the University of Minnesota and named after the school's mascot. Two systems, Veronica and Jughead, let you search global indices of resources stored in Gopher systems.



For internet.com pages about gopher, . Also, check out the following links!


More Information

  Index of gopher sites
Contains a list of gopher sites organized by subject category. Updated on Feb 4, 1997

  RFC 1436
Request for Comments document for the Internet gopher protocol.

  Yahoo!'s Gopher page
Yahoo's directory of Gopher. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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