The Mare Tranquillitatis People's Circumlunar Zaibatsu
( is a small (128 MB RAM, 12 GB disk)
Debian GNU/Linux server which offers free gopher hosting space to
anyone who requests it, subject to resource availability.  The
server is administered by Solderpunk, who can be contacted via
email on

The Zaibatsu's gopherspace can be used to host any material which
will not result in legal trouble for the administrator or the
hosting provider.  You are welcome here regardless of your age,
gender, language, political orientation, race, religion, or
sexuality, and you may speak your mind about whatever you like.
This freedom is extended to all users, including those you
disagree with.

Particularly welcome are "phloggers" who are interested in
maintaining a regularly updated gopher log ("phlog") and
participating in the growing phlogosphere.

If you make regular and responsible use of your gopherspace for
some time, you will be offered shell access to the server via ssh.
There is a nascent shell community here, in the vein of SDF, Grex,
Blinkenshell,, etc.  There are local-only mail and IRC
servers running, as well as a file-based bulletin board.  Due to
the limited system resources, the local user culture is focused on
the use and appreciation of small and light tools (e.g. elvis
instead of vim, or mg instead of emacs).   We also develop our own
tools of this kind - see our software forge[2].  Outbound network
connections are heavily restricted by firewall, so if you are
looking for somewhere from which to send spam, seed torrents or
portscan potential victims, then please do not waste our time or
yours and look elsewhere.

Participation in the shell community is strictly voluntary and you
are welcome to just maintain your gopherhole and ignore the rest
of us.

[1] gopher://
[2] gopher://