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Features

PROTONET is a service that allows browsing of classic web sites with a variety of web browsers. It is the easiest way to browse the Internet as it appeared in it's early days.

  • Service supports a wide variety of vintage computers and browsers using standard proxy communication methods
  • Get access to thousands of web sites from the early years of the Internet. Pages have been reconstructed for historical accuracy.
  • Thousands of working downloads, and more added daily.
  • Use restored historical search engines to discover new web sites.
  • Access and browse restored FTP (File Transfer Protocol) archives.

Supported web browsers

Our services have been tested to work with the following OS/web browser combinations:

OS Product Name Version Status
MS-DOS Arachne 1.97
Windows 3.1
(16-bit)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0
2.0
3.0
Mosaic Netscape 0.9
Netscape Navigator 1.0
2.0
3.0
3.0 Gold
NCSA Mosaic 1.0 Not Tested :!:
2.0 Not Tested :!:
3.0 Not Tested :!:
Windows 9x
(32-bit)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.0
5.5
7.0
8.0
9.0
10.0
11.0
Netscape Navigator 2.0 Not Tested :!:
3.0
3.0 Gold
Netscape Communicator 4.0
4.5
NCSA Mosaic 1.0 Not Tested :!:
2.0 Not Tested :!:
3.0 Not Tested :!:
Macintosh 68k Netscape 1.0 Not Tested :!:
2.0 Not Tested :!:
3.0 Not Tested :!:

Server Development Status

Description Progress Status Notes
Services on HTTP 100%
Services on FTP 100%
Services on Gopher 0% Not implemented yet.
Services on IRC 0% Not implemented yet.
News client support 0% Plans are for a future release
Telnet services 0% Plans are for a future release
System generated pages 100% Error conditions handled and presented to the web browser.
System generated file index 100%
CGI script handling 100%
MIME types 90% MIME type reporting handled mostly correct.
Search engines 40% In progress Core search engine. Partial functionality with Yahoo search.
HTML chats 0% Not implemented yet.
protonet/features.txt · Last modified: 2020-07-23 15:29 by omolini