ftp.compaq.com mirror

Adrian Graham binarydinosaurs at icloud.com
Tue Aug 8 16:49:18 CDT 2017

> On 8 Aug 2017, at 20:30, Eric Christopherson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 2:19 PM, Adrian Graham via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Managed to rescue a Compaq Deskpro EN from the scrap pile at work today
>> and realised it has a proper floppy controller so I can install a 5.25”
>> drive.
>> Trouble is ftp.compaq.com <http://ftp.compaq.com/> has disappeared so
>> getting drivers for win98 is going to be difficult unless I have them at
>> work on old driver CDs. archive.org <http://archive.org/> has a mirror of
>> the whole ftp site but it’s 220gb and I’m not sure my little 150mb/s web
>> connection will download that in less than a month :)
>> Did anyone else grab it before it disappeared?
> I've found it at
> http://web.archive.org/web/20051120074512/http://ftp.compaq.com:80/ -- and
> that allows you to descend into subdirectories just like on a real FTP site

I think my ISP was having a brain fart a couple of hours ago because I couldn’t ftp to ftp.compaq.com and can now, I’m browsing away happily. Technology eh!

> I'm guessing the one-file download you mentioned was at
> https://archive.org/details/ftp.compaq.com. That page offers a torrent,
> which gives you another way of downloading either the whole thing or just
> parts: you can open that torrent file in a decent BitTorrent client but,
> instead of starting to download the whole thing, go into the list of files
> included and just check off the ones you want to download and keep the rest
> excluded.

Yes, but my view of it said there were no browseable files which was the point I asked here. I’ll put it down to Virgin Media/Libery Global cocking something up somewhere just for a change


>> cheers,
>>>> Adrian/Witchy
>> Binary Dinosaurs - Celebrating Computing History from 1972 onwards
> -- 
>        Eric Christopherson

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