Freenet doesn't offer FTP, so we post this list for those who have FTP access 
on other online services.  Have fun.

Note:  It is proper Nettique to FTP during the non-business hours and to
FTP to sites in one's own area to avoid strain and extra cost to the Net.
Thanks, MacSIGops.

From: (Bruce Grubb)

Here's Version 4.0.5 (Dec 1,1995)

World Wide Web providers take note: The html version of the mac-ftp-list is
composed of three crosslinked files which CANNOT be renamed:
mac-ftp-list.html, ftp-list.html, and site-notes.html.

Changes: is now; dropped .sit archive; 
 note overhauled; more search engines added;  
 note updated; got rid of "blink" on web page; 
          more internal links added on ftp-list.html page; format chart updated;

Added sites:;; 

Defunct sites:;

Note:  Mike Gleason no longer supports this list and has given me his kind 
       permission to continue it.

Revisions posted monthly to the USENET newsgroups comp.sys.mac.comm, 
comp.sys.mac.misc, comp.sys.mac.apps, and

.hqx files - {Info-Mac},, and
             their mirrors.
.html     -,
           {Special thanks to Tim Jones,, and Robert C.
           Best III whose work made this possible}.  Compressed version is
           an .hqx file.
.txt file - Format chart section; format-chart-107.txt, same sites as .hqx
E-mail    - through
FileMaker -,, their mirrors, and
            AOL {Thanks}

Must be in a monospaced font such as Monaco 9pt, Courier 10pt, or PC equivalent
to be readable.

Copyright 1995 by Bruce Grubb with document concept and portions of its text 
Copyright 1991 by Mike Gleason. May be freely distributed and archived.

Please send newly discovered macintosh sites (with IP numbers and directories 
to check if possible), bug fixes, and comments to:
  Internet: or
  AOL: BruceG6069
   {AOL can only handle <27K e-mail so keep messages short}

For folks new to ftp
The first column of stuff in the data below is the site name.  Usually you can 
just run ftp and type open and then the site name.  But some computers don't 
like the names (or don't have all of them) and prefer the next column of 
stuff, the IP addresses.  If you try the open command with the IP number and 
it doesn't bite, it isn't gonna work.  Because of this fact the html version of 
this sheet uses IP numbers rather than the site names.
Most mac ftp sites have encoded their files with BinHex 4.0 which end in the 
suffix ".hqx". To decode these files, you can just download them to your mac
and use Stuffit Expander to decode and expand them, reguardless of whether 
they are Stuffit (.sit) or Compact Pro (.cpt).  This is much better than in the old days when you had to download a file to your mac, use Compact Pro or Stuffit to decode them, and

 THEN, figure which program to use to decompress it.
On a unix shell account, ftp will prompts you for a username and password; you send "anonymous" as the username, and your email address as the password, for Mike Gleason it would be 
and for me it would be  Here's 

a sample ftp session:
% ftp
ftp> open
Connected to
220 FTP server (...) ready.
Name ( anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
Password (
230-  If your FTP client crashes or hangs shortly after login please try
230-  using a dash (-) as the first character of your password.  This will
230-  turn off the informational messages that may be confusing your FTP
230-  client.
230-  You are user number 221 out of a possible 225.
230-  All transfers to and from wuarchive are logged.  If you don't like
230-  this then disconnect now!
ftp> cd systems/mac/
ftp> get ./info-mac/help/recent-files.txt Info-MacRecentFiles
ftp> get ./ umichRecentFiles
ftp> get ./info-mac/game/cumulonimbus.hqx cn.hqx
ftp> quit
% sz cn.hqx

Please note that there are other ways to connect to ftp sites then through a unix box.  There are commercial services such as CompuServe and AOL as well as a whole host of Telnet and FTP programs for the Macintosh.  A list of such 
programs can be found in David L. Oppenheimer's (davido@Princeton.EDU)
excellent _FAQ list for comp.sys.mac.comm_ {/info-mac/comm/info/}.
Web users should be familiar with URLs, which are in the form ftp://sitename{or IP address}/filepathway.  For the example above, the URL 
would be or

Keep in mind that some sites may disenable the anonymous login for a while:  during certain hours of the day, for maintainance reasons, or because of too much heavy traffic.  Most will tell you the reason for refusing anonymous login, but a few will say n

othing more than "User anonymous unknown" or "connection refused".  Keep this in mind when a site on this list results in either of these responses.

Power User Notes:
If you want to read a file on a remote site, but don't want download it, and are not using a WWW browser, quit ftp, page the file, then restart ftp, try "get myfile.txt -" and ftp will dump the file to your terminal.  Also exploit ftp's pipe and
 shell abi

lities, like "get myfile.txt |more" will do the same as above, except using "more" to page the file.  On the other hand, Web browsers can read these files on-line without all this hand waving.

If you need to know the IP address of an ftp site, a common unix program
called "nslookup" can help.  With some versions, "nslookup" would spit out ""  Doing the reverse is more complicated.  You must reverse the address and use the domain with the lookup type
 set to "ANY" (otherwise it ju

st verifies the address as valid).  So is typed in as "nslookup" and would print out "".

Most files you'll get off ftp are in that pain in the butt format, binhex.
Mike Gleason usually downloaded to his unix box, and then used an immensely useful utility called "mcvert" to de-binhex them there.  Not only is this faster, but it doesn't tie up your own CPU.  Stop over to one of the Info-Mac mirrors {info-mac
/cmp direc

tory} and grab it.  After mcvert'ing files, they'll turn into files with ".bin" suffix on them, meaning they are in MacBinary format, and ready to download in BINARY mode {see Warning below}. 

Here's a handy chart to keep track which programs unmangle which formats:
                                                     unix  gzip  .uu/
Macintosh         .cpt .sit .hqx .bin .zip .arc .tar  .Z  .gz/.z .uue
Stuffit Expander*   D    D    D    D
 w/ DSEE*           D    X    X    X    D    D         D     D     D
StuffIt Lite**      D    X    X    X    {see note below}
StuffIt Deluxe**    D    X    X    X    D    D    X    X     D     X
SITcomm             D    X    X    X    D    D    X    X           X
ArcMac                                       X
BinHex 4.0                    X
BinHex 5.0                    D    X
Compact Pro 1.5.1   X   D/N   X
Extractor 1.2.1     D   D/N   D
HQXer 1.1                     X
MacCompress                                            X
MacGzip                                                D     X
ShrinkWrap 1.4.1*^  D    D    D    D    D    D         D     D     D
SunTar 2.0.4                  X    X              X                D
Tar 4.0b                                          X
UnZip                                   D
UU Lite                                                            X
uucd 2.3                                                           X
UUTool                                                             X
uuUndo                                                             D
ZipIt 1.3.2b1                 D    D    X

Other                                                unix  gzip  .uu/
computers         .cpt .sit .hqx .bin .zip .arc .tar  .Z  .gz/.z .uue
binhex.exe                    X
binhex-pc-13                  X
extrac.exe          D
macutil (unix)
 hexbin                       D                                    D
 macunpack          D   D/U                            D           D
mcvert (unix)                 X    X
PKZIP                                   X
SITEX10.EXE (win)        D    D    D    D    D               D     D
unsitins.exe             D
xferp110 (win)                X                                    X

N = Cannot decode .sit dlx {Type SITD} files
D = Decode only
X = Encode and decode
U = Uncertain or Unknown

.sit refers to both 1.5 and dlx. Otherwise a '/' is used {1.5/dlx}.
Note: Almost every Mac communications program can decode .bin files.

*   DropStuff with Expander Enhancer is an $30 shareware addon for Stuffit
    Expander.  DSEE is also used by other programs {marked with a *^} 
    to expand files.  Current versions are 3.5.2 as of this writing.
**  Stuffit Deluxe translators can be used with Stuffit Lite.  Current
    versions are 3.5.0 as of this writing.

Special formats
.arj - PC format common to European sites.  Decoded by unArjMac, DeArj, and
 SITEX10.EXE (win).
.dd - Disk Doubler {Mac} format. Decoded by DDExpand and DiskDoubler.
.html - WWW document.  Used by WWW browsers such as Netscape and lynx.
.image - Mac disk image.  Decoded and/or mounted by DiskCopy, MountImage,
 Drop*Disk, and ShrinkWrap.
.lzh - old PC/Amiga format, replaced by .arc and .zip; decoded by MacLHA
 and macunpack.
.pit - old {~1989} Mac compression format created by PackIt programs,
 replaced by .sit.  In general, a program that handles .sit files can
 decode .pit files as well.
.pkg - AppleLink package format, replaced by .sit.  Decoded by all present
 StuffIt programs.
.sea - Mac format, decompresses itself and needs no external programs.
.shar - Unix shell archive.  Decoded by Unshar.
.taz - another name for .tar.Z
.tgz - another name for .tar.z and .tar.gz {do not confuse with .tar.Z}.
.txt - ASCII text file.
.z - Early {~1993} suffix for Gzip files.  Due to confusion with the UNIX
 'compress' suffix {.Z} it was abandoned in favor of the .gz suffix.
.zoo - old {~1989} PC/Amiga format, replaced by .arc.  Decoded by MacZoo
 and MacBooz.
CAUTION: While Gzip is aimed at replacing the .Z format, they are _different_ unix compression formats, and the suffixes are NOT inchangable.  Many sites now support on-the-fly translation of these formats; just type in the file name minus the .Z or .gz s


WARNING: .hqx, .txt, and .uu files are the ONLY files that can be downloaded in ASCII mode; all others must be downloaded in BINARY {IMAGE} mode for the file to decompress properly.  This is especially true of ".bin" and "unpacked" fil
es.  Otherwise you w

ill get errors like "unreadable file" or "file is corrupt" when you try to decompress them.

Finding files and programs
If you are looking for a specific mac file or program you will want to use one
or more of the many databases or search engines available some of which are listed below.  Since I only keep track of sites I have no idea where individual files are located, which is why I have included lists of archie sites and Web search engines.  Plea

se note that database information is not always up-to-date and files and sites listed may no longer exist.

These sites have many mac files, and are still getting new ones:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------       /mac/                            1    /pub/mac/                        2        /pub/mac/                        3          /pub/mac/         limited access, See Note         4      /pub/mac/                        5      /ftp/pub/alt.sources.mac/      /News/comp.binaries.mac/         6    /mac/                            7     /micros/mac/                     8       /info-mac/ {see note}            9

Apple's support, seeding, and development sites:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------        /abs/ /pub/ (apple, MAE)         /pub/ (programming)          /dts/                           10   /pub/     /Apple.Support.Area. {see note} 11    /pub/ {Mac Common LISP}     /Apple.Support.Area/      See Note                        12      /pub/ {New files/programs only}      /ess/public/ (Apple OS tools)

These sites are home to a few specific file(s) or file types:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------     /pub/pov-ray/ (PoV-Ray) /software/mac/ (Mathematics)    13      /pub/trinkle/ (mac32.tar.Z)  /topsoft/ (Programming?}      /NCSA_Telnet/ (BYU's version)  /pub/ (MacMul, GraphMu)   /pub/ (gopher, POPmail, more)  / (tn3270, term, lpr)   /pub/apple2/ (][+ emulator)     /pub/ (CSound) /public/hellcats_feats/     /pub/VHDL-Cookbook/          /pub/mac /(lab-logger)           /public/mac/ (Eudora; Telebite)     /Igor/ (Igor demos, utilities)    /MAC/ (Medical)    /ftp/Macintosh/ (Symantec)      /pub/ (HP)  /pub/disinfectant/ (Disinf HQ)  14         /pub/adobe/ (Abobe)     / (EtherPeek, LocalPeek) /pub (Aladdin)                  15         /pub/newton/ (newton)        /pub/afterdark/ (programmer's list)     /pub/AfterDark/mac/ (After Dark)      /pub/ (GatorBox stuff)    /pub/mac/ (RevRdist)   /Mac-Develop/Newton/   /microlib/mac/ (Gatekeeper HQ)  16  /TopSoft/        /pub/ (OpenDoc Developer Info)       /pub/USA-Macintosh/ (Claris)  /pub/MacIGES/ (ImageWorkshop)    /pub/jwang/ (compatibility/AV info)   /pub/mac/ (Dartmouth XCMDs, etc)      /pub/mac/system/    /pub/software/mac/       /pub/org/r/ravensys/     /pub/farallon.products/  /pub/software/ (communications)  /mac/ (MacSecure.3.1.hqx)           /pub/chuck/  (Chassis, sample code)           /archive/macintosh/ /pub/Cabri/ 17     /InterCon/sales/Mac/   /Softlib/MSLFILES/   /Mac/ (NCSA Telnet, etc)        18       /pub/ca/carnation/       /pub/da/davida/ (S.N.A.P)       /pub/jo/johnneil/ (John Neil)       /pub/ms/mspace/       /pub/oe/oenabler/(Mac accelerators)       /pub/se/seaquest/ (communications)       /pub/us/userland/    /netscape[version #]/mac/         /pub2/MAC/ (Novell)         /pub/mac/ (communications)     /pub/ (PoV-Ray)    /pub/mac/ (TransSkel & misc)    19         /wp/ (PSIWP, an X.500 client)     / (Eudora)        /pub/radius/software/mac/ (radius)        /pub/lumina/  /pub/Macintosh/ (rasterops)   / (scripting)     /pub/ (sonicsys)     /pub/ (network, French versions)     / (Mail*Link)    /pub/ (statistics tools)          /pub/bbedit/       /pub/macpsych/ (psychology)       /pub/mac/ (supra modem)      /pub/mac/ (Microphone)          /cpid/bbs/ (Tektronix)      /pub/Miscellaneous/Mac/ (networking)      /mac/ (Mews)            /languages/abc/ (ABC prog lang) 20       /pub/mac/ (Internet communications)   /pub/shadowmac/bbs/ (BBS)    /mac/ (WordPerfect)      /ftp/pub/ (alt.sources.mac archive)        /pub/software/snappea/ (Snap pea)    /dist/pari/mac/ (pari/Math)        /pub/mac/ (Radiance)   /pub/users/mauisw/ (TimeTracker)      /pub/chess/Macintosh/ (chess)           /mac/think-c/                   21    /pub/mac/ (SingleShare,NewsView)    /pub/aux/ (A/UX)             /pub/misc/macmime/ [unix]      /pub/NH3.1/ (NetHack archive list)         Special (alias) /pub/ (Mathematica)   /pub/OzTex       /pub/ (FidoNet)        /mac/ (CAP, Multigate stuff)    22      /entrez/                        23    /Oberon/MacII/, /XYZ/ (MacOberon)    /pub/software/ (newton)   /pub/lime/ (Lime demo, for MIDI)     /pub/MAC/Yerk/     /mma/, /mac/ (Mathematica)    /Network/    /Other/ (Western AU authors)       /pub/macfaq/                    24 /pub/network/ (NetWork) /incoming/MacMiNT/      /pub/academic/medicine/mac-medical/        /pub/mac/nisus/ (macros, etc)   /pub/binaries/mac/ (ppp)    /pub/etext/gutenberg/            W
                                            (Project Gutenberg)     /pub/mac/ (Communications)   /pub/mac/ (Geology)     /pub/fairgate/ (CodeWarrior)   /pub/nih-image/ (NIH-Image)

These sites are shadow/mirror archives (the same stuff) of something else:
(Key: IM = info-mac, UM = umich)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------             Access limited to Australia      /pub/mirrors/      "/A_MUG Files/" [UM]           25    /pub/info-mac/    /mac/info-mac/   /Info-Mac-Binaries/        /pub/mac/ [collection]      /pub/ []         /pub/mirrors/info-mac/     Access limited to NZ      /pub/mac/ [partial IM, UM]      /info-mac/  /pub/software/ufmug/mirrors/Info-mac/    /pub/mac/info-mac/  /pub/info-mac/           /Macintosh/info-mac/         /Mac/info-mac/     /pub/mac/info-mac/               W      /pub/miroirs/info-mac/  /mac.dir/ []      /mirrors/info-mac/           /pub/mac/info-mac/      /pub/info-mac/      /pub/Mac/Merit.mirror/      /pub/mac/info-mac/    /pub2/info-mac/         /pub/mac:umich/           /mac/ [IM]                      26          /pub/mac/info-mac/  /ftp/mirror-archive/software/info-mac/         /pub/zk/mac/ [IM]          /pub/systems/info-mac/      /pub/info-mac/           /pub/mac/ [IM, UM]      /pub/mac/ [IM, UM]      /ftp1/info-mac/        /pub/mac/ [IM, UM]              27         limited access, See Note         4      /pub/unsupported/mac/     /pub/tidbits/tisk/ [IM]  /pub/info-mac/       /pub/mac/info-mac/            /pub/mirror/mac/info-mac/        /mac/info-mac/       /pub/info-mac/ [partial]   /mac/ [UM]  /afs/    /pub/systems/mac/info-mac/      /mac/info-mac/            /systems/mac/info-mac/   /pub/Macintosh/ [collection]      /mac/ [funet]    /pub/oztex/ [midway]   /mac/ [IM, UM]                  28     /pub/mac/info-mac/   /pub/mac/info-mac/     /mirror-archive/software/info-mac/      /info-mac/  /umich/   Special         see note   7     /mirrors/ [IM, UM]               W       /pub/ [IM, UM]     /Macintosh/ [IM, UM]     / (info-mac)       /pub/mac/ [collection]           /mac/general/ [IM]     /Newton_Archive/ [Newton]      /{NA, email/Bitnet}    /mirrors/mac/ [collection]    /pub/mac/info-mac/     /packages/info-mac/             29    /pub/systems/mac/ [IM, UM]       W   /systems/mac/ {See note}        30

These sites have just a few mac files:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------      /pub/mac/    /pub/mac/              /pub/mac/        /software/mac/LMontalcini/          /pub/mac {use} /pub/mac/    /mac/ /aux/    /pub/                           WR      /pub/mac/    /software/mac/ (w/ Unix_Mac)   /pub/Mac/   /pub/Macintosh/

These sites have a lot of files, but do not get much new:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------   / (large science archive)       31  /pub/mac/    /pub/mac/   /pub/mac/   /mac/sounds/       /MacSciTech/

These Mac sites no longer exist or have major problems:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------           site gone              see               10      files moved;      Mac directory gone   files gone         Mac files removed       site appears to be gone    see    see   site appears to be gone  connection refused     see       anonymous access gone            Mac files removed          Mac directory gone     see   files gone       not ready for use     site gone                site gone               see                  25      mac directory gone         Mac directory gone  see    Mac files removed   Mac directory empty   files moved to   Machine problems   files inaccessable or gone             see                  25   see       "Host is unreachable"   site being overhauled  site being phased out    site gone       site gone         "connection refused"    see      anonymous access gone              anonymous access gone    see    site gone       see          30

World Wide Web sites [info-mac except where noted]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------                         [macquisition]                                   [collection]                               [Apple, Australia]                                 [C|net]                 [Cult of Macintosh] N-E                                    [Mac, IBM, OS/2]                           [MacWare Revue; Reviews] N-E                            [Ziff-Davis Interactive] N-E
 Search engines
Archie []
C|Net []
Cusi []
DejaNews []
Inktomi []
Lycos []
Magellan []
Open Text []
Point []
WebCrawler []
Yahoo []

Current archie servers (as of Dec 8, 1994):
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------        Israel      ANS, NY, USA            Australia (regional server)  Canada    Imperial College, London, UK     Japan (regional server)    FUnet, Helsinki, Finland     Korea    United Kingdom    NJ, USA     Japan     Japan (regional server)     Sweden   Taiwan            New Zealand     Spain     Piscataway, NJ, USA    Korea  SURAnet, College Park, MD, USA     SWITCH, Zurich, Switzerland  Germany   Taiwan   South Africa  South Africa      Austria     Norway    Italy   France    Austria       Lincoln, NE, USA    Canada       Japan

Note: "If you're on the Internet, you can "telnet [site name]" and login in as 
"archie", at which point you'll get basic directions and pointers to other 
Archie machines." (TidBITS#130; Gateways 1: Internet)  You may be able to use
archie directly if you have an unix shell account, just type archie <filename> at the prompt.

Notes on some of the above sites:
W.  WWW page at site.  WR: replace 'ftp' with 'www' for web page.

N.  Requires Netscape-like (graphics) browswer to use fully.
    Lynx support - E (excellent/good), M (average), P (poor/none)

1. (   /mac/
    While ezinfo is primarily a BBS for Users in Switzerland and Europe, this
    host also provides anonymous FTP and DECNET access to its archives. 
    Preferrably use night hours as the BBS is heavily used by local users
    during daytime hours.  Guests can only see 50% of the menus on the BBS.
    The Macintosh files are taken from comp.binaries.mac, with local
    uploads now and then. Recent files are stored in ./mac/news/ for one
    month before being redistributed in their respective directories.
    HOW TO UPLOAD:  mail .hqx files to
    RECENT FILES:   see above.

2. ( /pub/mac/
    Bilkent University Preparatory School Macintosh archive. It contains
    more than 2000 files collected from well known archives and still getting
    new ones.
    ALL FILES:     /BUPS-MacArchive/AllFiles.txt
    RECENT FILES:  /BUPS-MacArchive/NewFiles/
    HELP:          /BUPS-MacArchive/!!README
    HOW TO UPLOAD: FTP - put to the directory /BUPS-MacArchive/Upload or
                   e-mail to:

3.  (  /pub/mac/
    A very large European site that shadows Info-Mac and gets its own
    original files sometimes.  Non-Europeans shouldn't call often, to keep
    costs down. 
    ALL FILES:     /pub/mac/_file.lst
    RECENT FILES:  /pub/mac/ChangeLog
    HELP:          /pub/mac/HELP
    HOW TO UPLOAD: Use ftp to put files into /pub/mac/incoming.
    Gopher:  gopher://

4.  (  /software/mac/  /mirror/info-mac/
                                  /mirror/umich-mac/   /mirror/Oberon/MacII/
    Alias:  "Access to this FTP service is exclusively
    allowed for - Swiss universities, schools & organisations with a SWITCH
    service contract, - foreign education & research organisations.  If you do
    not belong to one of these categories, you are NOT allowed to log in as
    'anonymous' or 'ftp'.  With one of the special user-ids, like 'public', a
    restricted access is open to everyone." (FTP login message).

5.  ( /pub/mac/
    Alias:  This is an Mac freeware and shareware
    archive operated by Chris Johnson on one or more systems run by the
    Univeristy of Texas System Office of Telcommunication Services.
    It also has SLIPtelnet in the /pub/slip/mac/ncsa directory.

6.  (  /News/comp.binaries.mac/
    They keep archives of the postings to the comp.binaries.mac newsgroup.  
    The files all stored in one huge directory, so instead of doing an 'ls', 
    get the index file to look at offline. 
    ALL FILES:     /News/comp.binaries.mac/index
    HOW TO UPLOAD: Post to the comp.binaries.mac USENET group.

7.  (  /mac/
    This big site has a large number of files, many of them unique.  There are 
    many outline fonts here {Adobe type 1, type 3, and TrueType}.  About the
    only gripe I have is the tremendous number of subdirectories, e.g.
    /mac/system.extensions/font/truetype...  but that's a small price to pay
    for the work they have put into this site. is a special pointer that will randomly connect
    you to one of the mirrors.
    ALL FILES:     /mac/00help/index.txt
    RECENT FILES:  /mac/00help/newfiles.txt
    IN QUEUE:      Look in the /mac/incoming directory.
    HELP:          /mac/00help
    HOW TO UPLOAD: ftp - put files in the /mac/incoming/ directory or
                   e-mail to
                   {e-mail results in crossposting to other archives}
    TRANSFER MODE: ASCII for .hqx files, BINARY for everything else.

8. /micros/mac/
    Has an awkward way naming their directories with letters of the alphabet
    and numbers, so one has to get the index files in the directories first to
    see what they have. (Wojtek Rypniewski

9.  (  /info-mac/
    Site's name is 'Info-Mac' _not_ 'sumex'. "We ask that you use our mirrors
    INSTEAD of our server, because the load there now makes it difficult for
    us to manage the archive!"  (Info-Mac Archive Mirror Sites)  
    The king of macintosh ftp sites.  If you want your uploads to get a wide 
    distribution, this is the place to send them to. They also have their own 
    message "list", the info-mac digests which is handy for those who don't 
    have USENET access.
    Note: sumex-aim has effectively become a _mirrors only_ site, so use one
    of its mirrors {/info-mac/ directory or [IM]}.
    ALL FILES:     /info-mac/help/all-files.txt
    RECENT FILES:  /info-mac/help/recent-files.txt
    Mirror Sites:  /info-mac/help/mirror-list.txt
    HELP:          Look in the /info-mac/help directory, read them all.
    HOW TO UPLOAD: email posts or files to,
                   ftp{>800 K} - submit to
                   description to

10.  (  /dts/
    This was Apple's original ftp site to supply the world with System
    software {up to 7.0.1}, utilities, technical notes, sample source code,
    press release archives, and some developer tools.  Support has fallen off
    in favor of sites like  Callers outside America
    are restricted to what they can download.
    ALL FILES:     /dts/help/dir-files-all
    RECENT FILES:  /dts/help/dir-files-recent
    HELP:          /help, or mail

11. ( /Apple.Support.Area/Apple.SW.Updates/
    This is one of Apples' "seeding" sites.  Most of the software is in the
    /Apple.Support.Area/Apple.SW.Updates directory.  As with
    callers outside America are restricted as to what they can download.

12.  ( "/pub/Apple SW Updates/"
    AppleLink and E-World mirror.  "Since this is a real mirror copy of the
    archive on AppleLink you may encounter some interesting directory and file
    names.  To get around these interesting names simply use quotes ("") to
    encapsulate the path.  You may also run into another problem with non-
    printable (>ascii 127) characters in filenames.  Use mget Mac* to retrieve
    a file that starts with Mac and also contains non-printable and thus
    non-typeable characters." ( [Kevin Brooks])
    I assume that as is the case with callers outside America
    are restricted as to what they can download.

13. ( /mac/
    "The Mathematics Archives ( is a comprehensive
    site for mathematical resources on the Internet.  It is accessible
    using anonymous ftp, gopher, or a web browser.  In addition to a large 
    collection of mathematical software, an extensive collection of WWW and
    gopher links to other mathematical resources on the Internet is
    maintained." ( [Earl D. Fife])
    Gopher:        gopher://

14.  ( /pub/
    The headquarters of John Norstad's excellent anti-virus program, 
    Disinfectant {/pub/disinfectant}.  Other interesting /pub directories
    are: /pub/newswatcher; /pub/nupop; and /pub/ph.

15.  ( /pub/
    Aladdin Systems' formal anonymous ftp site.  In addition to Aladdin's
    Mac software there are PC decoders for StuffIt files - SITEX10.EXE (win)
    and unsitins.exe (dos) (See format table for mare details). 

16.  (  /microlib/mac/
    Alias:  University of Texas at Austin Computation
    Center's Macintosh software archive, and headquarters of Chris Johnson's
    anti-virus utility Gatekeeper.  Has an editorial policy on what programs
    it accepts.
    ALL FILES:     /microlib/mac/file-list.txt
    RECENT FILES:  Get the file called "Update-[date]" in /microlib/mac.
    HOW TO UPLOAD: email to
                   {also results in cross-posting to other archives.}

17.  (  /pub/Cabri, /archive/macintosh/
    Not only is this the home of the CABRI (graph, geometry) software, but 
    they are also nice enough to keep the most recent uploads to 
    comp.binaries.mac, in MacBinary format. It is recommened that CABRI be
    retrieved from

18.  (  /Mac/
    NCSA keeps Telnet, ContigAsm, Contour, DataScope, GelReader,
    HypercardAnimator, NCSA Image, Import2HDF, Layout, and PalEdit here. 

19.  (  /pub/mac/
    Contains some programs by Paul DuBois, and a few other utilities: BlobMgr, 
    FaceLift, Grep, TransSkel, ZoomIdle, MakeWrite, SicnEdit, gnome, and

20.  (  /languages/abc/
    You can find a mac version of the ABC programming language here, and also 
    a mac version of STDWIN as /amiga-sources/stdwin/mac.tar.Z. UUNet also
    archives huge amounts of other material, like USENET news, GNU stuff, 
    bsd sources, internet specs, popular unix packages, and bug fixes. 
    ALL FILES:     /index/master.Z, /index/master-time.Z
    RECENT FILES:  /index/changes.week.Z, /index/
    IN QUEUE:      /index/incoming.Z
    HELP:          /help, /index/README
    HOW TO UPLOAD: /tmp

21.  (  /mac/think-c/
    Home of the Think C mailing list. You'll find a bunch of Think Class
    Library stuff here, along with general Think C code, interfaces, and
    updaters.  Read all the README files in /mac/think-c for more info (and 
    how to get on the mailing list). 

22.  (  /mac/
    Home of Webster Multiport Gateway tools, and other mac networking goodies, 
    like Columbia Appletalk Package, Timelord, & Messages. 

23.  (  /entrez/
    The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) developed and
    supports a public domain program named Entrez (pronounced "ON-tray") for
    browsing a comprehensive set of DNA and protein sequence databases and a
    subset of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE bibliographic
    database.  NetEntrez {freely available program available here} can be used
    to access the Entrez network service provided by the NCBI.  NetEntrez has
    no access charges and does not use a CD-ROM drive.  For users without
    Internet connectivity, ordering information for Entrez CD-ROM
    subscriptions is posted there, too.  ( (Warren Gish))
    BLAST {molecular biology searcher} can be found in the
    blast/network/experimental/macintosh directory.
    HELP:          Contact

24. ( /pub/macfaq/
    This archive contains almost all freely distributable software mentioned
    in the FAQ lists for comp.sys.mac.misc, comp.sys.mac.system and
    comp.sys.mac.apps. ( (Elliotte Harold))

25.  ( "/A_MUG Files/"
    umich mirror that also has a huge collection of Christian files and 
    carries the CyberChurch Christian network online.  This is a TeleFinder
    based site so you will encounter many interesting directory and file
    names.  To get around these interesting names simply use quotes ("") to
    encapsulate the path.  You may also run into another problem with non-
    printable (>ascii 127) characters in filenames.  Use the unix wild card
    {*} to get those files.
    WWW:   (UM index)

26.  (  /mac/
    European Info-Mac shadow.  Due to people using the site as a gif trading
    post the ftp upload was eliminted.
    HOW TO UPLOAD: email files to

27.  ( /pub/mac/
    In addition to mirroring both Info-mac {/pub/mac/info-mac} and Umich
    {/pub/mac/mirror-umich} this Sweden archive has large amounts of DOS,
    Windows, and UNIX files.
    INFO:          'arkiv-underh' in the root directory {in Swedish, I think}
    TRANSFER MODE: ASCII for .hqx files, BINARY for everything else.

28.  (   /mac/
    The Iowa Student Computing Association filesystem.  In addition to FTP it
    also has telnet downloading interface (Zmodem, NetZmodem, Kermit, Xmodem,
    FTP) with search, new_files, and batch downloading, login as 'iscabbs'.
    ISCA also has one of the largest Internet BBS's at,
    they support over 200 users online at once.
    Coming soon: PANDA, the information arcade message system.

29.  (  /packages/info-mac/
    A London based Info-Mac & umich {packages/mac/umich} shadow.
    .gz site with on-the-fly translation {see CAUTION note above}
    Limit: 300 simultaneous users.
    HELP:          mail to contact the maintainers.
    TRANSFER MODE: ASCII for .hqx files, BINARY for everything else.

30.  (  /systems/mac/
    This is the de-facto king of shadow archives; it mirrors three mac 
    sites: Info-Mac {/systems/mac/info-mac/},
    {/systems/mac/}, and the now defunct Simtel site
    {/systems/mac/macintosh/}.  Also shadows several non-Mac archives.
    Limit: 225/250 simultaneous users.
    Note: login to this site can become difficult when macgifts gets new
    TRANSFER MODE: ASCII for .hqx files, BINARY for everything else.

31.  (  /{see below}
    All sorts of scientific applications, in /biology/mac/, /chemistry/mac/, 
    /science/mac, and /molbio/mac/. 
    HELP:          /archive.doc
    HOW TO UPLOAD: /incoming

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