Gopher users need a program -- a Gopher client
-- running on their own computer to access Gopher servers.
At Cornell, Web browser software is now distributed free to students, faculty, and staff as part of a software package that allows menued access to a variety of network resources, including the online catalog, periodical indexes, OCLC and RLIN, course schedules, grades, bursar accounts, and a local Gopher client
When a gopher client
is started, it simply "asks" the remote gopher server for a menu of information files it can offer the user.
Below are a few items noted from a recent issue, plus information on how to subscribe to INFOBITS via e-mail or read it online via a Gopher client
Gopher users may find it by accessing the UIUC Gopher (those without access to a Gopher client
may telnet to UIUC's public Gopher server, ux1.
This comprehensive package includes terminal emulation, NFS client/server, bi-directional printing, FTP client/server, Gopher client
, Web browser, email, Usenet news, and UNIX utilities.
The next stage in the evolution of gopher clients
was the commercial availability of pre-packaged suites of Internet applications, which include a gopher client
in addition to such applications as e-mail and a newsreader.
To access the Readmore gopher, point your gopher client
As always, you can retrieve any file by the e-mail facility if you do not have a gopher client
Internet Chameleon features eighteen dial-up Internet tools including: Automatic Internet, ECCO Internet Address Book, WebSurfer, SMTP Mail, NewtNews, offline Gopher client
, Archie, Talk, FTP client and server, Telnet, Ping, Finger, and WhoIs.
By year-end, IBM'S AS/400 Division will provide native Gopher Client
software, allowing any user on an AS/ 400 attached to the Internet network to directly access this information.
The suite comprises the Trumpet Winsock TCP/IP "stack" and SLIP/PPP dialer (required by each of the other applications during operation), the Netscape Navigator(TM) World Wide Web browser, Pegasus E-Mail, the News Xpress newsreader, EWAN terminal emulation software, WS_FTP file transfer software, WSArchie search software, the WSGopher gopher client
, and WSIRC chat software.