Support and general discussion.
4 posts • Page 1 of 1
About two years ago, some genius launched Old Web Today, a service that loads up a copy of an old web browser and routs traffic through several internet archives. There is a list of software that is used for this, and I am left wandering if there is not a way to set up a proxy server that PCEM can use to browse the old internet. This seems like it would be a great help, trying to do anything with stock win98 IE5 is like trying to pull teeth, even after jumping through several hoops to install the 128bit cypher. I know I can use a nt compat layer and a newer browser, but that kind of defeats the point. I spent a couple of weeks trying to figure out how it was supposed to work, but basically have no idea what I'm doing. If I make a breakthrough, I'll post it here; but in the mean time, if anyone else wants to take a crack at it, be my guest! This is not a feature request, and is only tangentially related to PCEM.
A proxy to transparently handle all web redirection to httpCOLON//web.archive.org/web/(whatevercurrenttimeadndateyourcomputeris)fw_/(url) and filter out the IA's system/error pages? Sounds like something that should be trivial to implement in theory... a nice extra touch to that would be to trickle the bandwidth to 1-3kb per second
This already exists. It was written by Antoni (Tenox) a few years ago. Works great and it's cool to browse modern websites with NCSA Mosaic...
Nice to know, and I can probably use this to make browsing the net on my win98 machine bearable, but I was hoping to get a proxy server that routed traffic through an Internet archive service such as Wayback. This would not only make the web work, but let me see the web as it was.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest