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Old 27 May 2016, 06:20   #81
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I don't know of any mirror. You may be able to gain access through archive.org but will have the same problem of dead links.
One option is to contact the University in Norway where it was hosted, just may be a slight chance that it's still hosted on their servers and they would pass it on.
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Old 22 June 2016, 12:42   #82
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Maintainer is no more reachable.
Original founder (Bobic) might be though. According to his stats he still visits here regularly...
I was delighted more than a year and a half ago to read his statement in this very thread and truly believed him and had hope that me might see BTTR back online some future day (especially including the sorely missed FTP contents!). Well, he seemed to still sincerely care about it and be motivated to bring it back somehow.

One should try and contact him about it, just to check how things are today from his perspective (I might do so myself if nobody beats me to it).
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Old 22 June 2016, 12:48   #83
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Can someone refresh my memory, did the actual hosting disappear (and thus the contents), or did they just lose the domain name?
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Old 22 June 2016, 14:31   #84
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It started with the loss of the domain name, after that hippy2k just seemed to disappear.
I bet the whole site is still on the university server but unreachable by normal means. It would be great if someone could revive the site, although it would have to be renamed because the domain name was sold on.
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Old 22 June 2016, 15:06   #85
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Does anyone happen to know what IP the site used to be on? Technically you can work around the domain not working by forcing local DNS resolution. That may be a way to pull a copy of the site (that's assuming the actual site is still live on the hosting space).

EDIT: Got it, going to try a few things.

EDIT 2: The IP it was hosted on belonged to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, unfortunately that IP, whilst still live, no-longer has any web-server running on it, so I doubt the site is actually still there.

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Old 22 June 2016, 16:33   #86
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No, the site has been gone for a while. It was accessible for a time by using the ip address but one day it was just gone.
Wouldn't surprise me if the files were still there though, if someone wanted to take over the site it may be worth contacting the university and asking.
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Old 22 June 2016, 17:41   #87
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I'm sad BTTR is gone, it was a stalwart of the early Internet Amiga scene and a pioneer of 100% legal downloads and license acquiring.

Thank you hippy2k and Bobic for keeping it up all those years it lasted, but if there's any way we can keep it archived for the future, let us know. Perhaps it could be hosted at EAB? (RCK?) . Even if not maintained anymore, the sheer amount of stuff in it is worth having around.
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I have a handful of friends who live in Oslo and could possibly go and ask the university directly about it. I will contact them this week end.
Ping me on Sunday if I have given no news then.
(A few of them were students there, which should help.)
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I have a handful of friends who live in Oslo and could possibly go and ask the university directly about it. I will contact them this week end.
Ping me on Sunday if I have given no news then.
(A few of them were students there, which should help.)
Any news?
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Someone is out for a quick buck.

https://whois.domaintools.com/back2roots.org
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Any news?
I have been a lazy bastard and completely forgot to ping them.
I will pounce them on this week end, promised.

Do not hesitate to ping me, either here or via PM if I have not given back any feedback by Saturday noon (EST).
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"ping" :-D
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I have been a lazy bastard and completely forgot to ping them.
I will pounce them on this week end, promised.

Do not hesitate to ping me, either here or via PM if I have not given back any feedback by Saturday noon (EST).

Ping!
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Bloody hell, I suck at keeping my engagements it seems.
Send me rotten eggs if you have no news from me by Saturday (23/07).
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I don't know of any mirror.
Actually there is one. It may not be 100% complete but i downloaded nearly everything back in the days when the site was working. So most of the files are actually still lying around on my HDD, i didn't save the HTTP stuff. If there is any interest i could upload files.
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Actually there is one. It may not be 100% complete but i downloaded nearly everything back in the days when the site was working. So most of the files are actually still lying around on my HDD, i didn't save the HTTP stuff. If there is any interest i could upload files.
Yes please

Would you happen to have the EAGER pages as well?

[EDiT] Oops, just re-read it
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Yeah unfortunately i only saved the files. Any specific stuff i should upload?
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Old 28 August 2016, 04:57   #99
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Yeah unfortunately i only saved the files. Any specific stuff i should upload?
From amiga.org it seems Amigakit might be interested in doing something with the back to the roots files.

You could contact amigakit and see what can be done to make the files more widely available?
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Old 28 August 2016, 07:13   #100
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It's such a shame, BTTR was fantastic, I got a few things from there years and years ago now (obviously), and stupidly thought it would always be there...
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