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16:06 May 28, 2000
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: gopher
Context: Internet
two2tango
English translation:gopher
Explanation:
From this wonderful online dictionary:
http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html

You can find:
Gopher
<networking, protocol> A popular distributed document retrieval system which started as a Campus Wide Information
System at the University of Minnesota. Many hosts on the Internet now run Gopher servers which provide a menu of
documents. A document may be a plain text file, sound, image, submenu or other Gopher object type. It may be stored on
another host or may provide the ability to search through certain files for a given string.

Gopher is defined in RFC 1436.

To access Gopher you need a Gopher client. Next you need to know the name of a gopher server. A good place to start is
gopher.micro.umn.edu gopher://gopher.micro.umn.edu/.

The latest releases of gopher software (including client software) are available via anonymous FTP from
boombox.micro.umn.edu in the /pub/gopher directory ftp://boombox.micro.umn.edu/pub/gopher.

Gopher has been largely superceded by the World-Wide Web (WWW), a similar document retrieval system which includes
access to Gopher documents as one of its access schemes.

Probably more than you wanted, but I'm happy I found the online dictionary as you might find it useful.
Rosemary Schmid, Charlotte, NC
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8 hrs
gopher


Explanation:
The first thing that came to mind was the rodent "gopher", which is about the size of a large rat and have large cheek pouches opening beside the mouth, and lives in the southern U.S. and Central America. But on second thought, maybe that would be too obvious.

In a more colloquial sense we find another meaning, derived from the words "go for". Yes, gopher has come to mean an employee designated to run errands.


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Grégoire Thygesen
Local time: 00:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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gopher


Explanation:
From this wonderful online dictionary:
http://wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html

You can find:
Gopher
<networking, protocol> A popular distributed document retrieval system which started as a Campus Wide Information
System at the University of Minnesota. Many hosts on the Internet now run Gopher servers which provide a menu of
documents. A document may be a plain text file, sound, image, submenu or other Gopher object type. It may be stored on
another host or may provide the ability to search through certain files for a given string.

Gopher is defined in RFC 1436.

To access Gopher you need a Gopher client. Next you need to know the name of a gopher server. A good place to start is
gopher.micro.umn.edu gopher://gopher.micro.umn.edu/.

The latest releases of gopher software (including client software) are available via anonymous FTP from
boombox.micro.umn.edu in the /pub/gopher directory ftp://boombox.micro.umn.edu/pub/gopher.

Gopher has been largely superceded by the World-Wide Web (WWW), a similar document retrieval system which includes
access to Gopher documents as one of its access schemes.

Probably more than you wanted, but I'm happy I found the online dictionary as you might find it useful.
Rosemary Schmid, Charlotte, NC

Rosemary Schmid
Local time: 18:37
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