Protocols (7)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-10-28 16:21 ID:YSfCOy3n This thread was merged from the former /net/ board. You can view the archive here.

Are there any protocols worth using nowadays besides HTTP, HTTPS, BitTorrent and IRC?
Is anything still happening with NNTP or Gopher? Is FTP used by anyone at all?

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-10-29 01:57 ID:jZoZcBRo

FTP gets used all the time for remote filesystem access. You'll probably never see it in action though if you don't have a job that necessitates it.

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-11-01 19:38 ID:EAt1Xanl

Gopher is having a sort of renaissance during the last few years, the new content being largely nerdy, neo-luddite blogs lamenting the state of the commercial websites. There is also a new protocol called Gemini, created by the same 'new gopher people'. NNTP and FTP go on with their slow deaths.

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-11-05 15:52 ID:Heaven

The only people who use Gopher are pedophiles and Shii.

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-11-20 04:07 ID:64B0OxoI

Telnet is the best protocol.

6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-11-27 21:41 ID:Heaven

The reason a lot of the older protocols are dying is simply because HTTP/HTTPS covers most use cases well enough that it's not worth bothering with anything else.

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-11-30 06:00 ID:Fyh2vGgz

what about zeronet?

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