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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
by IBGE
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Topics: FTP sites, ArchiveTeam, IBGE
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 RTSI.COM
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FTP site grab of WWW.RTSI.COM. Grabbed using WGET in January of 2014.
The FTP Site Boneyard
by Monolith Productions
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Complete, unmodified backup of Monolith Productions' FTP server (ftp.lith.com), created on January 31st, 2014, as it existed back then. Backup created by manually downloading the pub/ directory with FileZilla. Original file modified dates preserved.
Topic: FTP sites
The FTP Site Boneyard
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The FTP Site Boneyard
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The FTP Site Boneyard
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