gopher GIF files

Dietmar.Tietz at agrar.uni-giessen.de Dietmar.Tietz at agrar.uni-giessen.de
Fri Jul 22 08:07:17 EST 1994

>I tried to download GIF and JPEG files from Gopher.  I have a Mac
>Quadra 800 and use the recent Kermit 0.99(190) to communicate
>with our Computer Center.  All what I could get were invalid files
>or files with corrupted data, when I tried to view them with
>GIF-converter or JPEG view.  Also Adobe Photoshop did not
>work.  I have also experimented with a number of different
>file settings such as Binary, MacBinary and Data Fork or
>Resource Fork  -  without any success.  I specified KERMIT as
>mode of transfer.
>What is the correct procedure?
Dear Netters,
I have received a lot of helpful advice for retrieving GIF and
JPEG pictures from gopher.  I wish to thank everybody.
Please find attached a summary of very useful suggestions
that I received.
Prachya Kongtawelert from Northern Thailand proposed
to use ZTerm0.9 instead of Kermit.  ZTerm0.9 works
beautifully and avoids all the problems, since it uses
Zmodem which is very fast and has a file type auto-recognize
feature.  ZTerm0.9 is Macintosh shareware.
Other suggestions were:
Accessing Gopher with Kermit, one should not issue command "D"
for downloading, but "s" for saving.  The binary file will
then be stored on the mainframe.  For later transfer to the
PC or Mac, issue command "Kermit -i" (unix) or type
"Kermit" and then "set file type binary". The local
Kermit (on the PC or Mac) has to be set to "binary"
and "data fork" as well.
*           Dietmar Tietz, Ph.D.,  Research Scientist            *
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