Files - Start
Welcome to one of the largest file servers in the "net"!
In contrast to what you may be familiar with in the case of other file
servers, you will find that nearly all the files here include a detailed
description, generally by the author. These are frequently even more
detailed and meaningful than the descriptions in somewhat better web
indices. To say nothing of the much larger file selection.
With a little luck, you can even find somewhat older stuff here.
Documentations, drivers and such things. Just the kind of files that you
may have already unsuccessfully tried to find elsewhere in the web. But
although around 10 GB of new files arrive here every month, there's
still no garantee that you will find what you want here, much less the
newest version. "Trial by search" is always the best method.
The following organization is designed to simplify your searches and
browsing, and to provide you with a wide range of different utilities to
This is where you are presently located.
This is a file search engine and an index for Maximus-based mailboxes.
You can use the very rapid search routines in this section to look for
files and descriptions, or to surf through the far more than 2000 file
areas of the system.
- Extended Search
Another search engine to use in cases when bbs2web doesn't find
anything, or when problems arise with special characters (/ \ & "),
numbers and similar things. This search engine locates simply
everything, since it performs a full-text search. Although this is
quite slow and demands some patience, it provides very thorough
Here you find a kind of online HTML file list arranged according to
main groups and subgroups, as well as file areas. To some degree, it
is similar to that generated by bbs2web, since the basis is in
principle identical. However, this one makes use of fewer HTML tags,
which will probably reduce download times. To each his/her own, as the
To prevent complete confusion in view of the large numbers of files
that arrive at this system, this provides an overview of "new files",
i.e. files that have been received here within the last 14 days. The
organization of the overview is the same as previously described. And
please: don't be surprised when you see an old file date. The only
criterion for this overview is the date when the file arrived at this
Here are lists of files in ASCII format, i.e. straight text files
(mainly composed of seven-bit characters, and thus readable nearly
everywhere), freshly generated on a daily basis. The lists are
compressed (maximum compression) with GNU ZIP, and you can download
them to browse through them at home at your leisure, or to search
through them locally using text search utilities such as grep.
The filebase of the system. Organized by directories, and provided
with a simple index by the web server. If you have downloaded file
lists, you will find the area structure specified in these in the
subdirectory /pub. Thus, you could in principle locate a file in the
list offline, and then go to it online at this location.
This goes directly to the FTP server. You will naturally find the same
files there as in the case of an HTTP download with your browser, but
with the advantage that an interrupted download can be resumed at the
point where the interruption occured in this case. Thus, the download
doesn't restart from the beginning after an interruption - provided
that your software supports this feature. Otherwise, the same applies
as in the case of the file directories.
This is essentially a classical mailbox. And in such mailboxes - back
in the stone age - the files didn't drop from heaven, but actually
came from the users. ;-) Thus, for completeness, the system also
includes an upload function. But this is one like in a real mailbox:
the files are first checked after being uploaded, and later manually
sorted. After all, this is not a public file-exchange server.
Please note: Everything in this section is fully functional, but may still have a few
rough edges at the moment.