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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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A mirror of the DOWNLOAD.NVIDIA.COM FTP site in April of 2017. Contains demos, drivers, utilities and documentation related to the the NVIDIA family of graphics products.  To browse through this archive, click this link.
The FTP Site Boneyard
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Collection of files at the ftp.nekochan.net FTP site: 21 GB of Nekoware IRIX packages; 7 GB of other IRIX-related files; and 26 GB of mirrors (freeware.sgi.com, ftp.arl.mil, ftp.komkon.org, ftp.whtech.nl, weasl.net, msxarchive.nl).
The FTP Site Boneyard
by Microprose
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Recreation of ftp.microprose.com
Topics: Microprose, FTP
The FTP Site Boneyard
by Interplay
software
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Partial recreation of ftp.interplay.com
Topic: Interplay
The FTP Site Boneyard
by Loki Games
software
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Backup of ftp.lokigames.com
Topics: LokiGames, FTP
The FTP Site Boneyard
by Take 2
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Backup of FTP server ftp.take2.de dated 2017-09-08
Topics: take2, ftp