> On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 19:43:22 -0400, "Paul O. BARTLETT"
> > I just looked at SimTel after a long interval, and I notice that
> >the directories I checked in the msdos hierarchy no longer contain the
> >index files up at the top of the directory listing. They used to have
> >a filename of something like 00_index.txt. T[...]
> It's now primarily a search engine driven web site - the news release
> (<http://www.simtel.net/news.story.php?id=2>) is dated 13 July.
Either the new interface still has a lot of bugs or it is much
worse. I just tried to use it to search for some MSDOS-compatible
editors, and the functioning was awful. At one point I simply got no
response after minutes of waiting. I couldn't even get back to the
screen with "Contact Us" on it to give them feedback. And as I
mentioned, under the old ftp interface, there was a *very* useful index
file in each subdirectory giving one-liners, dates, and sizes for each
file in the subdirectory. When I tried to do a search, I got back only
a few listings. It seems to be a definite step backwards. Too bad,
because SimTel was always an excellent source for DOS programs.
bartlett at smart.net
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