META: Eyrie Archives Problems?

Russ Allbery eagle at
Thu May 13 21:50:49 PDT 2010

Phantasm <phantom_belcher at> writes:

> I've been having the worst time trying to get several stories off the
> Eyrie archives, essentially the StarFall issues that were put out after
> I couldn't get on racc for various reasons (Swamp Patrol #s19-24 and
> Metal Fire #s 7-10b).  It seems as though this computer's saying that
> the .gz files I'm getting off the Eyrie "do not appear to be valid
> archives."

> And it turns out that this seems to be site-wide, as many of the LNH
> titles I've downloaded in .gz format and tried to open are also giving
> this error.

Are you using the FTP server or the web pages via  If
the latter, note that most browsers will automatically uncompress the
files when they download them, but I think IE has a bug where it still
saves the file with a *.gz extension even though it's uncompressed.  You
might try just opening them directly in Notepad or the like and see if
they're actually just text files.

Russ Allbery (eagle at              <>

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