Uberbukkit lets you run most of b1.7.3 plugins on earlier beta versions. Currently supports b1.0 to b1.7.3.
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NetherMP is an a1.2.1_01 (a0.2.3) server mod that enables Nether dimension in vanilla multiplayer.
No longer supported!
VersionMirrorer downloads all Java Edition versions from the Mojang servers and checks for the updates. Reupload-proof.
Beware: enormously high CPU usage in v1.x versions, to be fixed in v2.