Looking at a page discussing the code of the first web browser (WorldWideWeb), I noticed a line designating port 2784 as OLD_TCP_PORT. After looking into it a bit more, I determined that this was the port used for the web until port 80 was officially designated in January of 1992.
My former roommate/bandmate had mentioned a few months back that geocities would be closing. Â I had my site on there until I started my own server and entered the world of server side scripting and databases. Â The site is still up, though I haven’t used it in years. Â The last thing I did with it was to simplify it, link only to the more important content, and make sure to have a notable mention of my new site. Â But I still wanted to preserve the old stuff. Â I’m not sure what I may have backed up from there still.
Geocities doesn’t offer any way to download files at all through its file manager, and I wanted an easier way than opening each file through the editor, copying and pasting into a local file.
I tried using iCab to download everything. Â It has a nice site download feature that allow you to follow links and set limits on what is downloaded. Â But it kept failing at some point with a cryptic error -1100. Â It downloaded less than wget.
So I ended up having to get the items not gotten by wget by copying from the geocities editor and pasting into local files. Â The images had to be viewed and downloaded.
So now that is backed up before the shutoff date in just 11 days. Â I doubt I have any use for it, as I think all of the old stuff that was really in use was pretty well destroyed or disabled.