Gopher on caddy?

(Nelson Pavlosky) #1

Has anyone considered writing a Caddy plugin to serve files over the Gopher protocol? How difficult would this be? I just think a Gopher server written in Go would be poetic :slight_smile:

UPDATE: When I mentioned this in the Hugo forum, someone pointed out this Go library for the Gopher protocol might be helpful: https://github.com/prologic/go-gopher

(Matthew Fay) #2

Could be neat. Might make sense as a server type plugin, maybe?

(Abiola Ibrahim) #3

Any major benefits of the gopher protocol?

(Nelson Pavlosky) #4

It has benefits for privacy (doesn’t have many features web browsers use for tracking), for sustainability (less energy usage because less features = less data transferred), for slow/bad internet connections… https://gopher.floodgap.com/overbite/relevance.html