Remember this URL well. Every file in the IF-Archive, together with a short description, is listed in the (text) file "Master-Index" or you can search the IF-Archive at Stephen van Egmond's site at <http://bang.dhs.org/if/if-archive-search.html>.
Uploads of new material are encouraged. Please send an e-mail to the maintainers of the archive, David Kinder (email@example.com) and Stephen Granade (firstname.lastname@example.org), describing the purpose of your upload and what machines it works on. The ftp address for uploads is <ftp://ftp.ifarchive.org/incoming/>.
(Please note the directory is "/incoming/", its not "/if-archive/incoming/".
The IF-Archive (though not the incoming directory) is mirrored at the following sites, which may be closer to you and thus faster and easier to reach:
<ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/doc/misc/if-archive/>, St Louis, USA
(ftp may not work from it with web browsers), USA
<ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/misc/if-archive/>, Helsinki, Finland
<http://www.planetmirror.com/pub/if-archive/>, Sydney, Australia
<ftp://mirror.holmoak.co.uk/if-archive/>, Winchester, UK
If you cannot find a particular file in the location stated in this FAQ or elsewhere, be sure to also look in the incoming directory, as well as /if-archive/unprocessed/ , as it may not yet have reached its permanent home. This is particularly true for recent additions.
The IF Archive maintainers post periodically to several newsgroups, including rec.arts.int-fiction, detailing all recent additions to the IF-Archive. Any files added since the last post are in a file called /if-archive/new-since-last-post .