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Subject: [gopher] Re: Gopher server on shared host
From: Brandon Poder <xythonix@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 19:40:30 -0500
Reply-to: gopher@xxxxxxxxxxxx

JumpJet Mailbox wrote:
> I'm afraid I can't give a Linux recommendation, however if you are using a 
> Windows platform (either Desktop or Server version, it doesn't matter), then 
> I would recommend "GopherS".  It works flawlessly on either a multi-user PC 
> or a shared Server.
> John Harris Stevenson <tranquileye.gopher@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:  Any 
> recommendations for a Gopher server to run in a shared Linux hosting
> environment?
> We're on DreamHost PS (, so can run processes,
> but do not have root access. I've looked at some of the gopher servers on
> offer and a recommendation would be helpful. Thanks!
> John Stevenson
> --
> ---------------------------------
> You rock. That's why Blockbuster's offering you one month of Blockbuster 
> Total Access, No Cost.
As far as a Linux distro it really depends on your comfort level with 
the operating environment.  If you are totally new to Linux I suggest 
Ubuntu as it is Debian based which gives a solid platform and package 
(software) management with a simple "apt-get install ****" you are good 
to go.  If you are using the desktop environment of Ubuntu rather than 
the server addition don't let the pretty Gnome interface give you the 
impression the same serving capabilities aren't there as all are same.

On the other hand if you are new to the Linux environment Mandrake is an 
easy transition I hear although I can not attest to it.  And if you are 
looking for the most BSD alike distro Slackware would be the way to go 
hands down.  Although these are just a few I should mention Fedora Core 
8 was just released which some swear by but I am just not a fan of the 
MD5 sum's provided by RPM's (Redhat Package Management)

There is a strong opinion difference between *Nix users when it comes to 
Linux distro's so I tried to be as impartial as possible.

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