Last Updated Thu Mar 13 10:42:55 PDT 2003
Presence of software or information about software in this directory tree
does not indicate endorsement by EFF.
NOTE: The EFF Net Tools Archive is subdivided into Topic and Platform
subdirectories. Any given tool can be found in the apropos Topic
subdirectory, by looking for the topic, then selecting the platform (e.g.
pick Internet/, then pick Unix/), or in a Platform subdirectory but looking
for the topic (e.g., pick the Mac/ subdirectory of .../Tools/, then select
Archive_comp/ - pretty easy, no matter how you are accustomed to looking
for files. There are also frequent links between related subdirectory
trees to make it even easier to find what you're looking for.)
There are also general reference works that are not under Topic or
Platform subdirectories, and some may have subdirectories of their own.
NOTE: This is not intended to be a complete, or even exhaustive archive,
merely a site to grab some interesting things to experiment with, and a
place to find some of the more basic and important small utilities.
If someone is willing to donate several gigabytes worth of fast SCSI-2 hard
drives, this policy could change; but right now, we just don't have the
disk space to archive all the relevant software, and we are more
interested in shareware and smaller-distribution packages that are not
available yet from well-known, popular ftp sites.
** EFF is especially interested in empowering uses of technology, and will
happily archive tools that support grassroots action (e.g. databases of
voter records, programs to print envelopes addressed to the entirety of
congress, etc.), regardless of size or platform. See ftp.eff.org,
/README.incoming for info on uploading. However, presence of software in
this directory and any of its subdirectories does not indicated endorsement
Warning: The vast majority of the net-oriented tools in this directory tree
require the proper networking utilities (e.g. MacTCP, PKTMX & telnet for
DOS, WinSock, etc.) Look for an apropos package on the many FTP sites
devoted to such software, and configure your system accordingly, then try
out these tools. Compression & Setext programs and the like are, of
course, exceptions, and do not require any network connectivity.
Files in this Archive
- Disclaimer regarding endorsements.
- list of tools available on the Internet that are used
for network information retrieval (NIR), Computer-Mediated
Communication (CMC), or other services. This is not
meant to be a strict categorization or an exhaustive
list, rather a reference catalog.
Subdirectories in This Archive
- Up to the Parent Directory
- Directory of information on Internet
content filtering, labelling and rating, and monitoring of
internet activity with "snoop" software
- Link to directory of software tools for activism and politcal
Activism/ - Link to directory of software tools for activism and politcal
- Software legal tools - somewhat dated.Crypto-Privacy,
Legal/ - Software legal tools - somewhat dated.Crypto-Privacy,
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