YouTubers found and restored Archie, the oldest search engine on the Internet

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Ютуберы нашли и восстановили Archie, самый старый поисковик в интернете

Ютуберы нашли и восстановили Archie, самый старый поисковик в интернете

YouTube channel The Serial Port found almost the last working copy of Archie , the first web search engine, created in 1989 by Alan Emtage while studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. It allowed searches of FTP servers in what was then a very small network of universities, researchers, government and military servers, the beginning of the future Internet.

Although Archie was subsequently supplanted by Gopher, web portals, and search engines, it remained a useful way to index FTP servers, and in The Serial Port's opinion, deserves to live on. The channel made a detailed video about searching and working with the program.

Emtage told researchers that he sent a copy of Archie on magnetic tape to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California – but it could not be recovered. Emtej's company, Bunyip Information Systems, last sold version 3.5 of the Archie server software for $6,000 in the mid-1990s (almost $12,000 now), but it can't now be found anywhere online. YouTubers worked through many resources to find a working copy of the Archie code, and they eventually succeeded.

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The Serial Port not only saved the last working version of Archie (it was beta 3.5), but also published its documentation and now runs a working Archie server on an emulated Sun SPARCstation 5. Emtage, involved in the creation of the Uniform standard Resource Locator (URL), has given its blessing to the channel's efforts to restore and preserve the Archie server code.

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Ютуберы нашли и восстановили Archie, самый старый поисковик в интернете

Ютуберы нашли и восстановили Archie, самый старый поисковик в интернете

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