This article is from the Anime Resources FAQ, by Steve Pearl with numerous contributions by others.
These Internet sites contain anime related materials and are accessible by anonymous FTP. There may be other sites, but these are the major ones.
Edited from the list by email@example.com (Matt Pyson) Last-Updated: 1994/04/15 Active Anime FTP Site Names and Addresses
Anonymous FTP Site Name Internet Address Contents | Directory ------------------------ ----------------- -------------------------------- atbmac1.larc.nasa.gov 220.127.116.11 Images,Scripts | pub/anime azathoth.sura.net 18.104.22.168 FanFiction | pub/anime/original bongo.cc.utexas.edu 22.214.171.124 Scripts,Images | anime brownvm.brown.edu 126.96.36.199 Miyazaki Scripts | listserv.1ac burgundy.nectar.cs.cmu.edu 188.8.131.52 README files | (see below) busop.cit.wayne.edu 184.108.40.206 Images | pub/anime cs.dal.ca 220.127.116.11 Archives,Lyrics | (see below) f.ms.uky.edu 18.104.22.168 Images | incoming/Pictures ftp.ics.uci.edu 22.214.171.124 Scripts | pub/anime ftp.sunet.se 126.96.36.199 Images | (see below) ftp.tcp.com 188.8.131.52 much stuff | pub/anime ftp.white.toronto.edu 184.108.40.206 Scripts,Manga,Images | pub/anime gateway.control.com 220.127.116.11 Images | pub/graphics/anime isfs.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp 18.104.22.168 UY Bitmaps | (see below) mageus.stanford.edu 22.214.171.124 Images,Scripts | Anime nic.stolaf.edu 126.96.36.199 Synopses,Images | (gopher dir) plains.nodak.edu 188.8.131.52 FanFic,Images | pub/anime rahul.net 184.108.40.206 Images,Anims | pub/harlock remus.rutgers.edu 220.127.116.11 Lyrics,Synopses | pub/anime romulus.rutgers.edu 18.104.22.168 (mirror of remus.rutgers.edu) spies.wiretap.com 22.214.171.124 Guides | Library/Media/Anime toklab.ics.osaka-u.ac.jp 126.96.36.199 Bitmaps | /bitmaps/local/anime venice.tcp.com 188.8.131.52 much stuff | anime-manga wpi.wpi.edu 184.108.40.206 FanFic,Images | anime wuarchive.wustl.edu 220.127.116.11 Images | graphics/*
A crude guide to using FTP:
Unix Command: ftp <site name> Login: anonymous Password: login@machine_name
Let's say that firstname.lastname@example.org wants to get the latest and greatest Ranma-chan GIF (/anime/hentai/r-chan1.gif) from happosai.com.
- At the Unix prompt, geeker types "ftp happosai.com".
- At the "login:" prompt, he types "anonymous".
- At the "Password:" prompt, he types "email@example.com". He's now logged at happosai.com.
- geeker now uses cd(1) and ls(1) just like in Unix to find whatever he's after.
If geeker want to get the Ranma-chan GIF, he must do the following:
- He uses cd(1) to go to /anime/hentai. Once there, he uses ls(1) to make sure that r-chan1.gif is actually there.
- GIF files are binary, so geeker sets the file transfer type to binary by typing "binary".
- geeker types "get <filename>", where <filename> is the name of the file he wants to copy. In our case, he would type "get r-chan1.gif" to get the file. Note that no wildcards are allowed.
- Several other ftp commands to know:
"?" - lists the commands available
"quit" - exits the program
"ascii" - sets file transfer mode to ascii
"mget" - allows multiple-file gets, and wildcards
If you need help, or want to learn advanced techniques, DON'T post to rec.arts.anime for help. Instead, ask your local system administrator/CCON/ Unix witch doctor for help. That's what they're paid for.
- Synopses are available at most of the sites mentioned above.
- Sound files: These are IFF "raw" sound files, which can be played on Amiga, MS-DOS, Macintosh and Sun computers. There is also a text file with instructions on how to play them.
- EAV (Electronic Animation Velocity) and AnimeStuff are electronic anime fanzines. EAV was put out by Randall Stukey and the Anime Publications Bureau, and AnimeStuff is published by a group of anime fans in CompuServe.
- urusei-yatsura archives: the collected messages of four years (1987-1991) of the Urusei Yatsura mailing list (see below). Warning: this file is HUGE! (about 300 pages long).
- The Rutgers Anime site contain all the anime song translations by Theresa Martin, and current copies of all the articles written by Steve Pearl (see ELECTRONIC ANIME RESOURCES: ARTICLES, below).
- Remember to set your file type to BINARY before reading any GIF/JPEG files, sound files, or compressed text (.Z) files.