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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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ftp://www-soc.lip6.fr | Tue Mar  3 15:07:24 GMT 2015
Topics: www-soc.lip6.fr, ftpsites, effteepee
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ftp://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk
Topics: www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk, effteepee, ftpsites
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ftp://www.waginteractive.ch
Topics: www.waginteractive.ch, effteepee, ftpsites
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Full mirror of the " Windows Forest " (窓の杜 Mado no Mori ) Japanese-language collection of freeware and shareware Windows software as of 2012-06-10. Obtained from ftp://ring.yamanashi.ac.jp/pub/pc/forest/ using lftp.
Topics: Windows software, freeware, shareware, Ring Server
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www.fenestrated.net 2018 11
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FTP Capture: WWW.MESSROMS.DE from 2007-01-13
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For many years, UNC maintained a web-accessible directory of student-created websites for web creation courses. In 2018, this collection was taken offline, but this 2018 grab of the website allows reference to the materials going forward. Thanks to Paul T. for this particular project. To browse the directory of files, click here .