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omolini [Steptail Wayback Proxy Server]
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 **????.steptail.com** and runs on the port **????** for both **FTP** and **HTTP** Proxy. This is a closed beta at this time, and will not accept connections from unknown hosts.+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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 ===== Setup Instructions for Browsers ===== ===== Setup Instructions for Browsers =====
-To begin, you will need to connect your older machine to your network. Then configure ​your web browser ​of your older machine ​to use the proxy server as outlined on the following ​sectionThe proxy server will serve pages from the alternate archive to your machine, and the user experience will stay original to the 90's experienceYou will only need to type in an archived web address you would like to visit.+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.
 +  * Netscape Navigator 4.
 +  * Netscape Navigator 4.5
  
-To begin your adventure, make sure the proxy server is configuredthen direct ​your web browser ​to http://swp.inode.com/+Once the proxy settings are addedyou 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'sYou will only need to type in an archived web address you would like to visit.
  
-I will be running and testing the proxy server on various old web browsers, so you'll know to expect that these work.+We recommend starting by going to the welcome page at [[|http://​swp.inode.com]]
  
-==== Netscape Navigator 3.0 ==== +We will be continuously testing various other web browsers, so you'll know to expect that they work. 
-  * Open **Netscape Navigator 3.0**  + 
-  * Go to **Options** ​--> **Network Preferences**+===== 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 ​**????** 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 **????**: +  * 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 ===== 
 +  * 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. 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +===== Internet Explorer 3.===== 
 +  * 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...** 
 + 
 +---- 
 + 
 +  * 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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-==== Netscape Communicator 4.5 ==== 
-  * Is tested and supported. Instructions will follow. 
  
-==== Internet Explorer 6.0 ====+===== Internet Explorer 6.0 =====
   * Is tested and supported. Instructions will follow.   * Is tested and supported. Instructions will follow.
  
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-==== Other Web Browsers ====+===== 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: 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 ​====
   * Internet Explorer 1.0 - 6.0   * Internet Explorer 1.0 - 6.0
-=== Netscape Series ===+==== Netscape Series ​====
   * Netscape Navigator 1.0 - 3.0   * Netscape Navigator 1.0 - 3.0
   * Netscape Navigator Standalone 4.0 - 4.08   * Netscape Navigator Standalone 4.0 - 4.08
   * Netscape Communicator 4.0 - 4.8   * Netscape Communicator 4.0 - 4.8
-=== Mosaic ===+==== Mosaic ​====
   * NCSA Mosaic 1.0 - 3.0   * NCSA Mosaic 1.0 - 3.0
  
guides/web_archive_proxy.1588488713.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020-05-03 06:51 by omolini