Looks like somebody (James?) uploaded Vanilla 2.9pl7pre1 to ftp.netrek.org.
It's available at /pub/netrek/servers/vanilla/.

My FTP watcher script must be broken.  Didn't see those files sitting
in incoming for weeks now.
Dave Ahn | ahn at vec.wfubmc.edu | Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  Try to live your life
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