gopher GIF files (fwd)

Dietmar Tietz Dietmar.Tietz at agrar.uni-giessen.de
Thu Jul 28 04:29:20 EST 1994

Please find attached another interesting response
to that subject.

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Date: Mon, 25 Jul 1994 10:12:11 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Moens William <wmoens at rc4.vub.ac.be>
To: Dietmar.Tietz at uni-giessen.de
Subject: Re: gopher GIF files

On 22 Jul 1994 Dietmar.Tietz at uni-giessen.de wrote:

> >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.
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Dear Dietmar,

In addition to what you have summarized, there is another trick which 
appears to be very useful should you spent more than 10 min working on 
the Internet. Please apologize if you did know it.
You may know that Stuffit Expander 3.07 has an menu option which allows 
to define a watching folder. This is the folder in which you 
communication software stores the files coming from the Internet. Before 
entering the Internet, boot Stuffit expander and held it watching in the 
background. Each time a binary or compressed file will reach your 
watch-folder, Stuffit-Expander will automatically clean it and delete the 
Internet file. In addition, should stuffited files arrive, you may also 
boot Stiffit Lite 3.03 in the background. These compressed files are not 
destuffited by Stuffit Expander 3.07. Again you reach a situation of 
clean and directly usable file while still being working in the Internet.
I hope this might be useful to you, please feel free to ask further 

William Moens
Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Brussels Belgium
wmoens at rc4.vub.ac.be> > > > 

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