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guides:web_archive_proxy [2019-11-18 02:00]
omolini [Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0]
guides:web_archive_proxy [2020-05-25 08:12] (current)
omolini [Setup Instructions for Browsers]
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 The Steptail Wayback Proxy Server serves older (circa 90's) web browsers with pages from the era. It is the easiest way to browse the Internet as it was in 1996 through 1998.  The Steptail Wayback Proxy Server serves older (circa 90's) web browsers with pages from the era. It is the easiest way to browse the Internet as it was in 1996 through 1998. 
  
-You'll need working Internet connection on your retro computerThis can be either with a direct network connection, or by using the [[Guides:​Virtual Modem|Raspberry Pi Virtual Modem]].+Connecting through ​virtual modem is supportedYou may use the following guide to set up a virtual modem: ​[[Guides:​Virtual Modem|Raspberry Pi Virtual Modem]].
  
-The server address at this moment is **wayback.steptail.com** and runs on the port **8080**.+The server address at this moment is **wayback.steptail.com** and runs on port **????** for both **FTP** and **HTTP** Proxy. This is a closed beta at this time, and will not accept connections from unknown hosts.
  
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 We are in the process of archiving popular websites with an emphasis in having a complete experience with working website features. This means that the data downloaded may not be 100% exactly original, as I work to fix broken links and dynamic features such as web search. Some websites have been manually and painstakingly restored to their original state from various sources (including archive.org),​ while some sites do not exist on the proxy server at this time. If you have ideas culturally significant websites, I take suggestions! We are in the process of archiving popular websites with an emphasis in having a complete experience with working website features. This means that the data downloaded may not be 100% exactly original, as I work to fix broken links and dynamic features such as web search. Some websites have been manually and painstakingly restored to their original state from various sources (including archive.org),​ while some sites do not exist on the proxy server at this time. If you have ideas culturally significant websites, I take suggestions!
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-  * To see which websites are archived and accessible, feel free to direct your web browser to www.inode.fi. Thanks! 
  
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 Proxy server is currently **in closed BETA** ! If you would like to join testing, please contact. ​ Proxy server is currently **in closed BETA** ! If you would like to join testing, please contact. ​
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 ===== Setup Instructions for Browsers ===== ===== Setup Instructions for Browsers =====
-will be running and testing ​the proxy server on various ​web browsers, so you'll know to expect that these work.+To begin, you will need to connect your vintage machine to the Internet. Then open the web browser. You will need to tell your web browser to use the ALTERNET proxy. We currently have the following web browser instructions covered: 
 +  * Internet Explorer 3.0 
 +  * Netscape Navigator 4.0 
 +  * Netscape Navigator 4.5
  
-==== Netscape Navigator 3.0 ==== +Once the proxy settings are added, you can start browsing! The ALTERNET proxy will serve pages from an archive to your machine, and the user experience will stay true to the experience of the 90's. You will only need to type in an archived web address you would like to visit. 
-  * Open **Netscape Navigator 3.0**  + 
-  * Go to **Options** ​--> **Network Preferences**+We recommend starting by going to the welcome page at [[|http://​swp.inode.com]] 
 + 
 +We will be continuously testing various other web browsers, so you'll know to expect that they work. 
 + 
 +===== Netscape Navigator 3.0 ===== 
 +  * Go to **Options** ​=> **Network Preferences**
   * Open the tab **Proxies**   * Open the tab **Proxies**
-{{ :guides:pics:​netscape-navigator-3-0-proxy-1.png?nolink |}}+{{ :images:an-ns3scn1.png?nolink |}}
  
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-  * Type in the proxy server address wayback.steptail.com under **HTTP Proxy**. Type in the port number ​**8080** under **Port** +  * Under **FTP Proxy**, **Gopher Proxy** and **HTTP Proxy** ​type in the address ​**''​wayback.steptail.com''​** 
-{{ :guides:pics:​netscape-navigator-3-0-proxy-2.png?nolink |}}+  * Under **Port** ​type in the port number of your chosen server. Consult the [[:​alternet:​servers|server list]] for the correct port number. 
 +{{ :images:an-ns3scn2.png?nolink |}}
  
-  * Click **OK**, then **OK** again to close out of the **Network Preferences** window.+  * Hit **OK**, then **OK** again to close out of the **Network Preferences** window.
  
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 ==== Netscape Navigator 4.0 ==== ==== Netscape Navigator 4.0 ====
-  ​* Open **Netscape Navigator 4.0**  +  * Go to **Edit** ​=> **Preferences**
-  ​* Go to **Edit** ​--> **Preferences**+
   * Under **Advanced**,​ open **Proxies**   * Under **Advanced**,​ open **Proxies**
   * Select **Manual proxy configuration** and click on **View**.   * Select **Manual proxy configuration** and click on **View**.
-  * Select the first field and type in the server name of the wayback proxy (**wayback.steptail.com**) and the port **8080**: +  * Under **FTP Proxy**, **Gopher Proxy** ​and **HTTP Proxy** ​type in the address ​**''​wayback.steptail.com''​** 
-{{ :guides:pics:​netscape-navigator-4-0-proxy.png?nolink |}}+  ​Under **Port** type in the port number of your chosen server. Consult the [[:alternet:​servers|server list]] for the correct port number. 
 +{{ :images:an-ns40scn.png?nolink |}} 
 +  * Hit **OK**, then **OK** again to close out of the **Preferences** window.
  
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-==== Netscape Communicator 4.5 ==== + 
-  * Is tested ​and supportedJust no instructions yet :) Stay tuned.+===== Netscape Communicator 4.5 ===== 
 +  * Go to **Edit** => **Preferences** 
 +  * Under **Advanced**,​ open **Proxies** 
 +  * Select **Manual proxy configuration** ​and click on **View**. 
 +  * Under **FTP Proxy**, **Gopher Proxy** and **HTTP Proxy** type in the address **''​wayback.steptail.com''​** 
 +  * Under **Port** type in the port number of your chosen server. Consult the [[:alternet:​servers|server list]] for the correct port number. 
 +{{ :​images:​an-ns40scn.png?​nolink |}} 
 +  * Hit **OK**, then **OK** again to close out of the **Preferences** window.
  
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-==== Microsoft ​Internet Explorer ​4.0 ==== +====Internet Explorer ​3.0 ===== 
-  * Not tested. ​+  * Go to **View** => **Options** 
 +  * Click on the **Connection** tab 
 +  * Tick the checkbox **Connect through a proxy server** 
 +{{ :​images:​an-ie3scn1.png?​nolink |}} 
 +  * Click on **Settings...** 
 + 
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 + 
 +  * Under **HTTP:** type in the following address: **''​wayback.steptail.com''​** 
 +  * Under **Port** type in the port number of your chosen server. Consult the [[:​alternet:​servers|server list]] for the correct port number. 
 +  * Tick the checkbox **Use the same proxy server for all protocols** 
 +{{ :​images:​an-ie3scn2.png?​nolink |}} 
 + 
 +  * Click **OK**, then **OK** to exit network settings. 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Internet Explorer 6.0 ===== 
 +  * Is tested ​and supportedInstructions will follow. 
 + 
 + 
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 + 
 +===== Other Web Browsers ===== 
 +One of the early goals of the project is to test and verify that the web will be accessible with at least the following web browsers: 
 + 
 +==== Internet Explorer ==== 
 +  * Internet Explorer 1.0 - 6.0 
 +==== Netscape Series ==== 
 +  * Netscape Navigator 1.0 - 3.0 
 +  * Netscape Navigator Standalone 4.0 - 4.08 
 +  * Netscape Communicator 4.0 - 4.8 
 +==== Mosaic ==== 
 +  * NCSA Mosaic 1.0 - 3.0
  
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