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 PostPost subject: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org)        Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:53 pm 
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Hello,

I let this here, since it goes off-topic from the "Windows" things.

Since i do not know what do MS conserved, I will let you know.

Link : https://archive.org/details/ftp.microsoft.com.warc

As he say : crawl started at 2014-01-15

Take the "Web Archive GZ" for 18 GB of things.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:28 pm 
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I'm downloading it right now. We'll see what there when finished.
EDIT: sadly speed is only 2MB/s, so it'll take about 8 hours to complete
EDIT2: I also find this smaller dump from 2002. https://archive.org/download/2002-07-02_ftp.microsoft.com
EDIT3: Here is the file tree of 2002 zip http://pastebin.com/mG4SzpTG

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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:39 pm 
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haroldas.velioniskis wrote:
I'm downloading it right now. We'll see what there when finished.
EDIT: sadly speed is only 2MB/s, so it'll take about 8 hours to complete
EDIT2: I also find this smaller dump from 2002. https://archive.org/download/2002-07-02_ftp.microsoft.com
EDIT3: Here is the file tree of 2002 zip http://pastebin.com/mG4SzpTG


Nice find you had, seems that it's some developement content you had in the 2002 version of their FTP.
If you can find something nice out of 2014-2015, it will be good to verify it and then upload. We may probably find some gems !

EDIT: Seems that yours is really small compared to what we have xD (262 MB compared to 18.2 GB :D )

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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:58 am 
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Hooray! Dumps of Microsoft's FTP, at last!

Archive.org also has a larger, zipped dump from 2015.

https://archive.org/details/ftp.microsoft.com

Not great for archival purposes (although tools for replaying warc'ed ftp sites seem to be lacking) but still worth looking into. You can find the file listing here:

http://www.megafileupload.com/8bwx/ftp_ ... ft_com.txt


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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:34 pm 
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haroldas.velioniskis wrote:
EDIT3: Here is the file tree of 2002 zip http://pastebin.com/mG4SzpTG


How did you do create the tree? :OD
It is possible with all ftp?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:34 pm 
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xelloss, yours is on 3 months but it's BIGGER ! 66 GB compared to my 18.2 xD
It might be interesting, since the WARC is full of development files (i think).

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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:36 pm 
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I used tree command in ubuntu when downloaded and unziped

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Please check if there's anything interesting to preserve there. I got my hands full already with other stuff so I won't be able to check this archive, but upload anything that we should keep, that would be great!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:38 pm 
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UPDATE: Saw the listing of xelloss and seems pretty nice, found BackOffice files, a LOT of updates/hotfixes for Win98, Win95, a lot of development files, WHQL compability files (or tests ?), a lot of what's probably mails between persons who worked at MS, all drivers known by MS for Win95 and Win98, and some SoftLib files with some executables in there.

EDIT : Forgot NetMon Timebombs zips on Tools/EMEA and Windows 95 "CD-Rom Extras" with some files.
... and especially... test files for OEM constructors.

... and some games screenshots of E3 games known, even FULL Games, or patches.
This part intrigues me, but I can't put everything in it.
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/edelman/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/AOE.avi
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/Archer.avi
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/CAVALRY.AVI
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/Chariot.avi
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/Egyp1.avi
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/MSAoE10B.EXE
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/MSAoEDX.exe
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_eng_ger_fra/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_eng_ger_fra/MSAOE10A.EXE
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_eng_ger_fra/MSAoE10B.EXE
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_eng_ger_fra/Patch10b.txt
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_eng_ger_fra/patch_1a.txt
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_spl_brz_itl/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_spl_brz_itl/MSAOE10A.EXE
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Empires/patch_spl_brz_itl/MSAoE10B.EXE
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/fever2000/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/fighteraceII/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/FlightSim/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/freelancer/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/fs2000/
ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/games/public/Fury3/

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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:55 pm 
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Whoa damn, it's pretty interesting that microsoft allows this, i mean archive.org wouldn't just cache this stuff if they weren't allowed.
This does make me wonder why micrsoft has gotten so much more open.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:31 pm 
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I think that's because they no longer used their FTP or they re-crypted it. But since this is pretty old content, i do think MS doesn't care right now.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:35 pm 
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One of the interesting things available on the MS ftp is the CTL3D kit (found at ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/CTL3D.EXE) containing documentation, import libraries and object files related to ctl3d.dll, ctl3dv2.dll, and ctl3d32.dll, which were used by Windows/Windows NT 3.x applications to provide a (then) more modern 3D look and feel. For some reason, the kit was not included with Visual C++ 1.5x.

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Interestingly, the documentation mentions CTL3D being originally developed by the Excel 4.0 team. It also mentions that a previous release of the kit came with full source code, which was later removed because too many developers were willing to customize the library. While source code disclosure was a mistake from Microsoft's perspective at the time, that too would be worth preserving.

On a side note, adding CTL3D to a Windows 3.1 application only requires as few as 6 lines of code.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Full (or partial ?) Microsoft FTP WARC (from archive.org        Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Interesting find you've got there.
This FTP could be one of the rarest MS gems still available on the web as of today.

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