Blizzard of Zeros

A web server for very old browsers

Created and Maintained by The Dust Council

Last Update (UTC): 2021-Jul-01

Current Date (UTC): 2021-Sep-22

This server is configured to work with old or obscure web browsers.
To that end, the HTML may be a bit spotty when it comes to standards.


Things you can do here:

GOPHER

Gopher was a menu-driven, mostly text-based protocol designed to serve documents and other resources in the early 1990s, before the World Wide Web became dominant.

Initially, gopher clients were designed for text-based terminals, but early graphical web browsers supported the protocol as well, however this functionality was later removed.

Use a gopher client or plugin to explore gopherspace at: gopher://blizzardofzeros.com

For more information on how to do this, try apt-get gopher or similar on your Linux system, or download the Overbite browser plugin at Floodgap.

There are several Winsock clients available for Windows 3.1x, and early browswers may support gopher links natively.

The Wikipedia page on gopher may also be helpful.



FTP

FTP is a protocol dating back to ARPANET (1971), and one of the oldest protocols still in use on the Internet. It is used to serve and retrieve files from remote systems.

Stubborn in its persistence, FTP is still in wide use on the modern Internet. Nearly all operating systems provide native support from the command line, as do browsers.

Explore our FTP server at: blizzardofzeros.com

See the Wikipedia article on FTP for more information.



VIEW VERY OLD IMAGES

Explore our image gallery consisting of very old GIF87a graphics, which should work in even in the oldest browsers.



EMULATION RECIPES AND CONNECTING OLD SYSTEMS TO THE INTERNET

Check out a list of emulation recipes, mainly focused on putting old 8 bit systems on the Internet via emulators running on modern machines.

Using the Ultimate-II+ cartridge for Commodore 64/128 computers to call a BBS (Bulletin Board System)



SCREENSHOTS OF OLD WEB BROWSERS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS

A list of old browsers tested with this website along with screenshots.



INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SERVER

See more information about this server's configuration.



INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

See your information. (User agent, IP address, etc.)



CONTACT ME

Contact information if you need it is at the bottom of the page.



Server Information:

Server Time:
2021-Sep-22 (Wed) @ 12:29:41 UTC
Server Location:
San Francisco, CA: United States [US]
Server Configuration:
OS2HTTPD v1.3a - DigitalOcean Droplet

Your Information:

HTTP Protocol:
HTTP/1.1
Your Browser:
CCBot 2.0 [0 bit]
CommonCrawl Foundation
Your Platform:
unknown [0 bit]
unknown
unknown (unknown)
Your Request URI:
/
Your ISP / Organization:
AMAZON-AES
Your City:
Ashburn, Virginia, United States [US]

Flag for United States


Last 5 visitors

  1. 2021-Sep-22 (Wed) @ 11:36:46 UTC - MICROSOFT-CORP-MSN-AS-BLOCK in UNDETERMINED, Washington, United States [US]: unknown / BingBot
  2. 2021-Sep-22 (Wed) @ 11:30:41 UTC - OVH SAS in UNDETERMINED, Quebec, Canada [CA]: unknown / AhrefsBot
  3. 2021-Sep-22 (Wed) @ 10:25:51 UTC - AMAZON-AES in Ashburn, Virginia, United States [US]: unknown / CCBot
  4. 2021-Sep-22 (Wed) @ 09:50:32 UTC - TWC-12271-NYC in Saugerties, New York, United States [US]: iOS / Safari
  5. 2021-Sep-22 (Wed) @ 09:34:33 UTC - DATABASEBYDESIGNLLC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States [US]: Win10 / Firefox


The following have been verified as working with this site:


IBM OS/2 Warp 4: IBM - WebExplorer v1.2 (1996)


Microsoft MS-DOS: University of Minnesota - Minuet v1.0beta18 (1994)


Microsoft MS-DOS: Michal Polak - Arachne v1.97 (2013)


Microsoft Windows 3.11: Netscape - Netscape v3.0 Gold (1996)


Microsoft Windows 3.11: NCSA - Mosaic v2.1.1 (1996)


Microsoft Windows 3.11: Opera Software - Opera 3.62 (2000)


Microsoft Windows 3.11: Microsoft - Internet Explorer 5.0 (1999)


Contiki OS 3.0: Contiki browser (2016)


Unix/Linux: Lynx v.8.9rel1.1 (2018)


Contact information:

dust867council@gm5309ail.com but remove all numbers.

See also: frostwarning.com