Well it seems that the old GNAT stuff from NYU.EDU is no more.
D:\gnat>ftp cs.nyu.edu Connected to cs.nyu.edu. 220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [privsep] [TLS] ---------- 220-Local time is now 23:26. Server port: 21. 220-Only anonymous FTP is allowed here 220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server. 220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity. User (cs.nyu.edu:(none)): anonymous 230-Your bandwidth usage is restricted 230 Anonymous user logged in ftp> cd pub/gnat 250 OK. Current directory is /pub/gnat ftp> ls 200 PORT command successful 150 Connecting to port 54057 README c++-interface.ps.gz papers private 226 4 matches total ftp: 46 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 46000.00Kbytes/sec. ftp>
For those unfamiliar they provided binary builds of GCC for various platforms, including a bunch of RISC machines. It would be a great loss for anyone trying to bootstrap GCC on one of these platforms with missing parts.
Luckily I have saved them, and put them back online!
For anyone interested, this is how I used GNAT to turn Solaris 2.4 into something usable.