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       Gophernicus on FreeBSD12 quick/dirty HOWTO
       January 21st, 2019
       Here's a very quick and dirty HOWTO get started with gophernicus on
       FreeBSD 12... I used the VirtualBox image straight off of their site,
       bridged networking, and accessed the gopher server via LAN (ipv4).
       I did all commands as root, but the actual gophernicus will be run as
       The very first thing you will want to do is install the most basic
       #pkg install xinetd gcc
       (if you did a fresh install of FreeBSD like I did, you might want
       to install a text editor other than vi or ed {nano? joe?}, something
       to download the gophernicus source {curl, git, wget, lynx, links,
       w3m} also)
       Now download gophernicus source from git or the zip file from github:
       Now unzip and change directory:
       #cd gophernicus-master
       The gophernicus makefile requires a ChangeLog, and some versions don't
       have one in the source, you can run the following command to make sure
       that make will run with no issue:
       #echo >> ChangeLog
       Now lets compile and install gophernicus:
       #make && make install
       Please watch the output of the install script, it will provide generic
       instructions for adding gophernicus to xinetd, go do that now with
       your favourite text editor by editing /etc/inetd.conf
       Give that file at least a cursory glance before adding gophernicus
       to it, the line you will want to add will look something like this:
       gopher  stream  tcp  nowait  nobody  /usr/sbin/in.gophernicus
         in.gophernicus -h freebsd
       (note: all one line, yes, it is split above)
       The -h flag above will have the full hostname of your box, you should
       change it from "freebsd" in the example above to your actual FQDN.
       Now we have to enable xinetd... So open /etc/rc.conf with your text
       editor and add the following line to the end of it:
       (this will enable xinetd and gophernicus to start on system startup)
       Finally, lets start xinetd and gophernicus without rebooting:
       #service inetd start && service inetd status
       If it started correctly, the PID of xinetd will print to your screen
       Finally, lets test the gopher server itself, using your preferred gopher
       client, browse to the FQDN that you set above...Note that the gopher URI
       specification says FQDNs must be used in gopher:// URLs, but
       many clients, such as lynx and Firefox 3.6 will allow you to use IP
       addresses for testing purposes.
       If the server has been setup successfully, your client will load
       gophernicus' default gophermap, which starts with "Welcome to
       Gophernicus!" :) :) :)
       Now that things are setup, you can go add content to your gopher
       server... By default (I have tried to use defaults only in this quick
       and dirty tutorial) the content resides in /var/gopher
       The default gophermap is /var/gopher/gophermap
       Have fun!
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