ANTS is no longer maintained and updated post 2020 but the iso is still available. ANTS is a collection of modifications and additional software which adds new namespace manipulation capabilities to Plan 9. It is free software based on 9front and uses the same licensing, MIT for original code, LPL for modifications of Bell Labs source.

ANTS 5.64 live/install cd: "Hypercubic Time Warp All-go-rhythmic Synchrony"

Public 9p service grid

Mothballed Spawngrid

Development blog

Code repositories - MOVING SOON


Copyright 2021 Mycroftiv

mantsifesto.txt : against hate and bullshit

Always on the grid. Often found in various irc channels on freenode

Occasionally reachable by email at mycroftiv at - twelve years and counting! Thanks to everyone who has participated and helped with Plan 9 and Inferno gridding. Still no ads, no javascript, no user-tracking, no fundraising, just free code and services.

old 32-bit iso, v5.23:


9gridchan has always been opposed to the toxic elements of -chan culture and engaged in active resistance to them. I have always hoped people would look deeper than the most superficial guilt-by-association concepts and understand the goals of this project were all about supporting cooperative open-minded creativity with respect for all cultures and identities. I've been a blatantly wacked-out hippie type advocating peace, love, and 9p all this time and hoped it would shine through. I feel now this is both naive to begin with, and unsustainable in modern internet culture. This site remains up as a historical artifact but I'm leaving the -chan namespace for active projects because the risk of being misunderstood is too great. Many grid services are offline because I no longer wish to risk hosting user-submitted content that is not being actively audited. I have never seen any abuse but I'm not interested in doing active monitoring of content and I don't want to take the risk of the service being used abusively and feeling responsible for it. Hopefully I will work out something I feel comfortable doing. Hope to see everyone from grid around in the larger world of plan 9 and 9p services. Peace and love and acceptance to the whole world, the dream of harmonious cooperative communication will not die.