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The FTP Site Boneyard

This collection contains .tar or .zip files of the collections of these sites, which are then browsable using the Internet Archive's archive view functionality.

Created in 1971 (and refined in 1985), the File Transfer Protocol allowed Internet or network-connected computers to transfer binary and ASCII files between each other. To facilitate transferring of files in a pre-WWW era, FTP sites allowing anonymous or open-access connections became available worldwide. As they were often connected to machines with sizable resources, these FTP Sites became magnets for large amounts of data, totaling in the hundreds of megabytes (and later gigabytes) and allowing hundreds (later thousands) of simultaneous users.

As websites provided easier and easier access, FTP sites have fallen by the wayside as primary distribution channels, and decade-plus sites that were once the primary sources for various types of files have fallen into disrepair or quiet deaths.


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The FTP Site Boneyard
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2015.02.old-dos.ru | Tue Feb 10 09:43:28 GMT 2015
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Topics: ftpsites, old-dos.ru, effteepee
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FTP site capture of FTP.ATARI.COM upon news of bankruptcy and sale of this iteration of the company. Includes demos, patches, and information files. Downloaded using WGET on July 16, 2013.
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The idgames archive is the Internet's largest collection of Doom WAD files and fan-made mods. Containing over 30,000 files collected over an almost 20 year period, the idgames archive is the product of thousands of individual fans of the Doom games. The archive also covers material for other games based on the Doom engine: Heretic, Hexen and Strife. This snapshot of the archive was made in July 2013. For brevity, the archive here does not include the full contents of the idstuff/ subdirectory...
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by Westwood Studios
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This is a grab of the Westwood Studios FTP site from November 2012. A file listing is included. Lots of great stuff here, including promo materials, demos, soundtracks, patches, and more.
Topics: archiveteam, ftp, westwood studios
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by GAMERS.ORG
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Grab of the FTP.GAMERS.ORG FTP site from November of 2012. Includes shareware, game support files, and information. Click here for a listing of files in this archive.
Topics: archiveteam, ftp, gamers.org
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by Ubisoft
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FTP site capture of ftp.ubi.com from January 17, 2014 This site's content covers the time period from the year 2000 onward when the company changed its name from Ubi Soft to Ubisoft.
Topics: Ubi, patch, Ubisoft, ftp
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FTP site - games.mirrors.tds.net - including many PlanetQuake Items
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