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When we click on csr_software_hc.htm we get a page that is no longer linked to the main web site.

Here’s another example, taken from the Happy Hacker web site.  Want to see if there are old files no longer linked to the main web site? Once upon a time you could just try http://happyhacker.org/gtmhh/ and here’s what you would see:

Figure 3: The listing of files in the directory http://happyhacker.org/gtmhh/.  This is shown using Netscape Communicator 4.7 under Windows 2000 Professional. Sorry, I changed that because it is a security risk, go read other web sites' directories.

Figure 4: A file listing on an astrology web site, as shown by Netscape 4.7 running Windows 98. Are you having trouble reading these figures? You can expand it to full side under Netscape on Windows by right clicking on any graphic and choosing "view image."

Whenever you get something like what you see in Figures 3 and 4, you can have fun by clicking on "Parent Directory" or any subdirectories you may find.  

It also is often worth trying http://www.victim.com/cgi-bin/, or http://www.victim.com/…/cgi-bin/ etc.  That's because the cgi-bin directory carries CGI (Common Gateway Interface) programs that do cool things on web sites such as run animations, visitor counters, text input boxes, etc. For example, on an Irix 6.2 webserver you can get this result:  

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