MPEG-FAQ 4.1: Accessing Aminet
There are many other ways than FTP to access AmiNet:
- ADT. This is a front end for FTP that allows easy access to AmiNet.
Get it from comm/misc/ and compile it on your UNIX box.
- FSP. AmiNet Files can be downloaded from the FSP site disun3.epfl.ch
port 9999. Uploads are accepted and forwarded.
- NFS. The only AmiNet site that allows NFS mounting of the archives is
wuarchive.wust.edu. FTP there and read the details in the /README.NFS
- IRC. On Internet Relay Chat, you can talk to various server robots
like AmiBot, MerBot or Mama, to do queries and retrievals.
- Gopher. There is a gopher server for AmiNet at merlin.etsu.edu. To
connect, use the command 'gopher merlin.etsu.edu'.
- Modem. In Germany, you can download the AmiNet files from the Incubus
BBS, telephone number 0931 781464. The login is 'ftp', password 'ftp'.
- Usenet. A list of recent uploads is posted every week to the newsgroups
comp.sys.amiga.misc and de.comp.sys.amiga.misc. Useful for mail servers.
- Mailserver. Sorry, no specialized e-mail server for AmiNet yet. But you
can use email@example.com. Send a mail with HELP in the body.
- CD-ROM. AmiNet is available on CD-ROM. Talk to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write
to Walnut Creek CDROM, 1547 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek CA 94596, USA
or phone 1 800 786 9907, +1 510 674 0783 or +1 510 674 0821 (FAX)