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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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Collection of Apple Support files related primarily to Macintosh, from the download.info.apple.com site. Moves to App Stores and iTunes have largely precluded the future of sites like this, resulting in its discarding by Apple. This collection is meant to ensure the continued availability of the software. The collection can be browsed here .
The FTP Site Boneyard
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Backup of ftp.idsoftware.com
Topics: webcrawl, archiveteam, ftp
The FTP Site Boneyard
by XEROX.COM
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Grab of contents of the FTP.PARC.XEROX.COM ftp site, collecting papers and software related to the Xerox PARC research facility. Grab conducted using wget in January of 2014. Click here for an index of this site.
Topics: FTP Site, Xerox, PARC, Scientific Papers, Software
The FTP Site Boneyard
by Various
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This is a large mirroring of the contents of FTP.BLASTWAVE.ORG, a site dedicated to Sun Solaris packages. Containing roughly 83gb of materials, it is now useful for historical research. Most appear to be for Solaris 8, 9 and 10. (SunOS 5.8, 5.9, 5.10). To browse a textfile of the contents of the .TAR file, click here .
The FTP Site Boneyard
by Loki Games
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Backup of ftp.lokigames.com
Topics: LokiGames, FTP
The FTP Site Boneyard
by MonoLith
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Complete backup of ftp.lith.com, MonoLith's old FTP server.
Topics: monolith, ftp
The FTP Site Boneyard
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2018 Mirror of ftp.opencsw.org