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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 file section of the long-lived Metripoli BBS, a Finnish BBS that transitioned to an ISP, is a treasure trove of older drivers, documentation, and support software. Some files date as far back as 1990, with other additions through 20 later years.
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ftp.hp.com/ftp1/pub copy.
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Topics: FTP sites, ArchiveTeam, HP, Hewlett-Packard
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Mirror of SIMTEL Network FTP collection from the BU.EDU mirror of prominent FTP sites, captured on April of 2013. To browse this collection, click here .
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ftp.hp.com/pub copy. It lacks the softlib2 , softpaq directories and others in the subdirectory softlib, which are symlinks to the parent directory pub2.
Topics: FTP sites, ArchiveTeam, HP, Hewlett-Packard
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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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Mirror of the FTP.NETSCAPE.COM FTP site, stored at BU.EDU. Captured on April 2013. Contains the FTP.NETSCAPE.COM site which shut down in 2005.
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Welcome to the Atari FTP Archive! We're glad to see you enjoy the best computer ever. We are striving to archive as much atari/8bit/demoscene related material as possible. The archive is around 95GB at the moment. Some highlights: - ASMA, HVSC, YM, MOD, MP3 of atari musics. - OFFICIAL mirror of Fading Twilight and NO FRAGMENTS - Photos/Videos from major parties/cons. - Demos, Zines, TechNotes, Hardware Schematics. - Nir Dary CD-ROM collection. - Atari Forever CD-ROM collection. - Musicdisks...
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Collection of files at the ftp.nekochan.net FTP site, roughly 27 gigabytes of data dating back to 1987. Includes mirrors of the sites freeware.sgi.com, ftp.arl.mil, ftp.komkon.org, ftp.whtech.com, and www.msxarchive.nl. To browse the collection, click here .
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Capture of the web-accessible STORAGE directory of WWW.OPENFRAMEWORKS.CC. Captured in August 2013.
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This is a grab of the idgames section of ftp.fu-berlin.de, done November 14th 2013.
Topics: archiveteam, ftp, idgames, doom
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Grabbed with WGET through the web interface of the University of Michigan website, this is a collection of what is left of the UMICH Software Archive. To browse the collection, click here .
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FTP SITE: FTP.NEKOCHAN.NET
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This is a grab of ftp.scenesp.org from June 2013. This site covered some of the demoscene. I've included a file listing so you can see what is covered here.
Topics: archiveteam, ftp, scenesp, demoscene
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Crawl of http://www.pooterman.com/ made on 2013-08-24. Contains add-on levels for the games Descent, Descent II, Descent 3, and Quake III Arena. Browse files
Topics: Descent, Descent II, Descent 3, Quake III Arena, archiveteam, webcrawl
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2013 Capture of FTP.BLUEFEATHERTECH.COM
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FTP SITE: linuxmafia.com
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FTP Capture of FTP.BPMMICRO.COM.
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FTP SITE: ftp.nekochan.net mirrors collection
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FTP SITE: fnu.iranger.com
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Backup of FTP.NCSA.UIUC.EDU Site, October 2016. Zipped into one file.
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