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Cameron Kaiser...
Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:57 am
 
I don't use Iceape, but I think I see what the problem is.

Mark Hobley <markhobley at (no spam) yahoo.donottypethisbit.co> writes:

Quote:
Currently, my gopher directory, contains a single welcome.txt file which
contains a single one line greeting message.
If I use Debian iceape, I point the browser at the gopher server address as
follows:

gopher://markhobley.yi.org/

This reveals an index page as follows:

Index of gopher://markhobley.yi.org/

File:welcome.txt

If I now click on the link File:welcome.txt , the browser jumps to an
address as follows:

gopher://neptune/0/welcome.txt
^
|
Note that a zero has appeared here after the server name.

I get an error on the browser as follows:

400 Bad Request
Your request has bad syntax or is inherently impossible to satisfy.
thttpd/2.25b 29dec2003

This is coming from a web server, not a Gopher server. I can't connect to
markhobley.yi.org to test this, but it looks like your menu entry for
welcome.txt is pointing to a host called "neptune", not to
"markhobley.yi.org". Iceape faithfully tries to connect to that and fails.
You might try specifying the hostname explicitly in the menu entry; I am
pretty sure that Geomyidae lets you do that (I don't use it myself, but
virtually all modern servers are flexible enough).

The 0 is correct for a Gopher URL. It means a text item type. In the Gopher
protocol, the type of a file is embedded in the URL using a single-character
code (0 = text file, 1 = menu, etc.). The item type is not actually
transmitted to the server and is used internally by the client. See RFC 4266.

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Mark Hobley...
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:17 am
 
On Wed, 03 Nov 2010 07:57:01 -0500, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

Quote:
This is coming from a web server, not a Gopher server.

Right. That's weird. The link is definitely a gopher link and not a web link.


Quote:
I can't connect
to markhobley.yi.org to test this, but it looks like your menu entry for
welcome.txt is pointing to a host called "neptune", not to
"markhobley.yi.org".

I haven't got a menu setup yet. I just have a single file called "welcome.txt"

The host for domain markhobley.yi.org is neptune. They both resolve to
10.0.0.8 on my lan.

Quote:
You might try specifying the hostname explicitly in the menu
entry; I am pretty sure that Geomyidae lets you do that (I don't use it
myself, but virtually all modern servers are flexible enough).

Right. I'll have a look at that when I get the menu set up. It is strange
that the traditional gopher client works, but not the iceape one though.

Quote:
The 0 is correct for a Gopher URL. It means a text item type. In the
Gopher protocol, the type of a file is embedded in the URL using a
single-character code (0 = text file, 1 = menu, etc.). The item type is
not actually transmitted to the server and is used internally by the
client. See RFC 4266.

Ok.

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Mark Hobley
Linux User: #370818 http://markhobley.yi.org/
 
Mark Hobley...
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:34 am
 
On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 11:22:02 -0500, Cameron Kaiser wrote:

Quote:
Still, it *should* work, now that I understand the situation. Iceape
should support OverbiteFF, since it is a SeaMonkey clone. Does that fix
it?

Yeah. Thanks Cameron. Overbite fixes it. I am surprised that it was sort of
worked a little bit before I installed that.

Mark.

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Mark Hobley
Linux User: #370818 http://markhobley.yi.org/
 
Cameron Kaiser...
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:22 am
 
Mark Hobley <markhobley at (no spam) yahoo.donottypethisbit.co> writes:

Quote:
I can't connect
to markhobley.yi.org to test this, but it looks like your menu entry for
welcome.txt is pointing to a host called "neptune", not to
"markhobley.yi.org".

I haven't got a menu setup yet. I just have a single file called "welcome.txt"
The host for domain markhobley.yi.org is neptune. They both resolve to
10.0.0.8 on my lan.

I think I understand. Geomyidae is generating a menu for you, and since
neptune is the host's name, it fills it in.

Still, it *should* work, now that I understand the situation. Iceape should
support OverbiteFF, since it is a SeaMonkey clone. Does that fix it?

--
Cameron Kaiser * ckaiser at (no spam) floodgap.com * posting with a Commodore 128
Computer Workshops: http://www.armory.com/%7Espectre/cwi/
Floodgap Systems: http://www.floodgap.com/
personal page: http://www.cameronkaiser.com/
 
 
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