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    Contents...................................................(i)
    Editorial..................................................(1)
    New/Returning Members......................................(2)
    Slightly Crusty Sysop......................................(3)
    The Old School Toolbox:  Echomail management...............(4)
    Nodelist Flags and Nodelisting Internet Capable Nodes
    What I'd like to See Across All of Zone 1 .................(5)
    Food.......................................................(6)
    Fidonet Compatible Software List
      BBS/Mailers/Utilities List...............................(7)
    FidoGazette BBS List.......................................(8)
    Info (Where to Send Articles)..............................(9)
    
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number I      January, 2011
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    Editorial
    =========
    
    I'm releasing this issue a tad early.  I just feel bad that a decision
    I made a long time ago puts these issues out monthy, on the first
    (well, or as close to the first as I can get it (bg)).  That puts
    issues of FidoGazette out of sync with Holidays ..  not to mention
    weekly issues affecting us in Fidonet.  But then I don't appreciate
    those who seem to think that my technical experience is wrapped up in
    'making cookies' and that's all you'll see here (Yeah, right).
    
    So I'm going to try to do this tonight.  Perhaps I'll continue with
    weekly issues.  This isn't to put a strain on the other authors who
    contribute to Fidogazettes's monthy columns like Sean, Richard and
    Jon..  their contributions will continue as they have the time to
    submit them.  And if anyone knows about time pressures, I do.  (smile)
    Try making Christmas cookies (there's those darn cookies again (laugh))
    as you are helping someone with BinkD, another person with FD, and
    another person who speaks a language that you once knew inside out some
    thirty years ago :)
    
    So what I want to say is Merry Christmas, and Happy Hanakuh, and Happy
    New Year to all.
    
    In case you're not connected to the Z1C echo, I'm going to post an
    article that I found on the web..  intersting :)
    
    From: Janis Kracht
    To: All
    Posted in Z1C echo
    Subject: Happy Holidays!  
    ========================

    However you celebrate the season :)

    Merry Christmas!  Happy Hanukkah!

   'Tis the season :) Curiosity drove me to do a search:

    ===cut here=== 
    What are the major December holidays for religions? 
    Like Christmas and Hanukkah?  What others are there??

    I was just searching around for the same thing, and came accross an
    article by Reni Walker from Slice (a Canadian station) that describes
    all the December holidays in detail and with humour.  Here it is:

    From Hanukkah to Christmas to Kwanzaa While Christmas is the most
    widely celebrated in Canada, there is no shortage of other holidays to
    commemorate in December.  If you want to be inclusive, here's a primer
    on other religious and non-religious holidays that occur during the
    month (in chronological order).

    Hanukkah The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah precedes Christmas every
    December (although it sometimes starts in November) but is not the
    holiest of Jewish holidays (that would be Yom Kippur, the Day of
    Atonement).  Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the temple in
    Jerusalem after it was ransacked by the ruling Syrian/Greek regime. 
    The temple was left with only enough oil to light the candles for one
    night, but the oil miraculously lasted eight.  That's why Hanukkah is
    celebrated for eight nights, beginning at sundown on December 21 in
    2008.  Traditions include lighting one candle of the menorah every
    night, eating fried foods such as latkes (to signify the importance of
    the oil), and playing the dreidel gambling game.

    Eid al-Adha: The Festival of Sacrifice, this Muslim holiday honours
    Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to God.  One of the two most
    important holidays in Islam, it follows the Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca)
    and is celebrated on Monday, December 8 in 2008.  People who observe
    this holiday dress in their finest clothes, visit family, eat festive
    meals, and children receive gifts and treats.

    Yule: Another name for the Winter Solstice, this holiday on December 21
    was celebrated centuries before Jesus Christ was born and marked a
    turning point in the season, when the worst of the winter was over. 
    Animals were slaughtered so they wouldn't have to be fed so it became a
    natural feast time.  A live tree was brought into the home and
    decorated with ornaments and edible treats.  Yule traditions include
    decorating the inside of the home with evergreens and candles, as well
    as traditional plants such as holly and mistletoe, and burning the Yule
    log for 12 days straight.

    Christmas: For Christians, December 25 marks the birth of Jesus Christ
    (though no one really knows when he was born) and began as a 'mass for
    Christ' (hence, Christmas).  In the early years of Christianity, Easter
    was the holiest holiday, but the church decided to celebrate the birth
    of Jesus to focus attention away from the Roman holiday of Saturnalia,
    celebrated through the month of December.  Christmas traditions include
    giving gifts (just as the three wise men brought gifts to the infant
    Jesus), Santa Claus (derived from Saint Nicholas, a bishop who gave
    generously to the poor) and a festive meal.  Originally this featured
    goose, but was replaced by turkey when Europeans colonized the
    Americas.

    Kwanzaa: Kwanzaa (Swahili for "first fruits") is a non-religious
    African-American holiday celebrating family, community, and culture
    that was started in 1966.  It is celebrated for seven days from
    December 26-January 1.  Traditions of Kwanzaa include lighting a candle
    each of the seven days, family gatherings, and festive meals. 
    Gift-giving is not a part of the Kwanzaa tradition.

    Festivus for the Rest of Us: If you don't celebrate any of the above
    holidays, but don't want to feel left out, you could start
    commemorating Festivus, the December holiday invented by Frank Costanza
    on Seinfeld.  Instead of a Christmas tree there is a pole, which is
    central to the 'airing of grievances' between family members.  There is
    also a 'feats of strength' component, which could be fun.  You can see
    clips from the 'Festivus' episode on You Tube.  Written by: Reni Walker
    === cut here==

    Best Wishes to all :)

    Janis
    ==== cut here ====
     
    And ... though of course it's not required, we'd love to hear what you
    have to say in Z1C.  :)
    
    See my article regarding Nodelist flags, Nodelist Flags and Nodelisting
    Internet Capable Nodes, What I'd like to See Across All of Zone 1.
    
    Z1C is the place to discuss it, please :)
           
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number I      January, 2011
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    Returning Members:
    ==================
    
    Region 11  1:226/301    Bob Burba  Dayton, OH 
    Region 13  1:275/90     Chad Lynch, Lost Cause BBS  Walker,VW

     Welcome Back guys :)
     
    In the Works:

    Region 11  Tom Pipes       Coleta, IL       
    Region 19  Gary Perkins    Vidor, TX 
    Region 17  Charles Waters  Tacoma, WA
    Zone 2: Laurent Vincent    France
    
     
      
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number I      January, 2011
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    The Slightly Crusty Sysop 
    By Sean Dennis 1:18/200

    This month is a joyous season for people of different faiths and
    beliefs as well as being one of looking forward to a fresh start in
    2011.  Here at the Dennis household, things are a little tight since I
    was laid off of my job on Christmas Eve so the Christmas spirit is a
    little jaded this time of year for me.  But we are able to spend time
    with our family which is what is truly important.

    This Christmas will be the first Christmas of my life where I will not
    have my beloved maternal grandfather, Eugene Merrill (or just Grandpa
    Gene to us kids), to celebrate with.  He passed away on November 30th
    due to a severe arterial blockage in his brain at home in his sleep. 
    My entire family was devastated but it was especially painful for me. 
    This is the first time in my life that I had to deal with a death in
    the family directly (I did lose my youngest stepsister to a drunk
    driver in 2003, but I was living 2000 miles away at the time and dealt
    with the situation distantly).

    I live no more than four miles across town from my grandparents and
    parents yet I rarely took the time to go over and see them since I was
    always seemingly so busy.  Now that he is gone, I have this gnawing
    feeling of regret that I didn't take more time to spend time with him
    and my grandmother.  My grandfather was a good, honest and loving man:
    he was always positive, encouraging and quite the joker (he loved to
    tell and play jokes on people).

    So during this time of celebration, I can't help but think of Grandpa
    and wonder if I take too many things for granted.  I have tried to see
    my grandmother (who is doing well) more often as well as my parents. 
    I've also tried to take better care of myself as the situation reminded
    me of my own mortality.  I'd hope that Grandpa would be proud of me as
    I am waiting to see if I get accepted to East Tennessee State
    University to earn a degree in and start a career in the field of
    geology.

    With that, perhaps we should try to take better care of Fidonet as a
    whole.  Sure, we have our interpersonal problems but we share a common
    goal of keeping the network and the technology alive.  It's lasted for
    twenty-six (26) years now and there's no reason why it shouldn't last
    for twenty-six more.  I know that while I may moan and complain about
    the problems Fidonet has, I sure would miss it if it were gone.  I've
    made life-long friends in Fidonet and have learned a lot during my time
    as a node.

    Maybe with the new year approaching quickly, we can redouble our
    efforts to revitalize Fidonet and make it still pertinent and viable
    for years to come.

    I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

    As always, your comments are appreciated but your flames are not.  If
    you'd like to comment, please do so via: commenting in FIDOGAZETTE,
    sending me netmail at 1:18/200 or emailing me at sean{at}kd5col.info.
    
    
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number I      January, 2011
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    The Old School Toolbox
    By Richard Webb, 1:116/901

           Echomail Management: Misconceptions and Assumptions

    Fidonet is, above all a method of connecting people with people. 
    That's why we exist, that's why it was developed.  IN 1986 the concept
    of echomail was introduced to further this objective.  Over the years
    the tools and techniques for managing echomail have evolved, but the
    basic goals and principles have remained the same.  In those early days
    and for nearly the next decade internet access was not universal.  For
    some, it still isn't at an affordable price.  For many Fidonet system
    operators the primary reason to remain connected to Fidonet is
    echomail.  Since its inception echomail has been one of Fidonet's best
    promotional tools, and remains so today.  Effectively addressing the
    points raised below can enable it to remain so, and promote the
    maintenance and possible growth of the network into the future.

    Over the last year or so we've had numerous articles posted about the
    management of echomail.  In this publication we've reviewed the process
    of starting an echomail conference and how to get it carried on the
    North American Backbone.  But, as day to day Fidonet echomail
    operations sometimes show, some issues have been ongoing and have not
    been effectively dealt with.  These issues warrant serious attention,
    and have fallen through the cracks.  These issues correlate with some
    logical assumptions that are made regarding moderators and their
    ability to manage the conferences they moderate.  Although one would
    assume in the regular course of events and activities that they are
    true they are not for one reason or another.

    Assumption number 1:   The moderator regularly accesses fidonet and can
    monitor the conference he/she moderates.  This one should be a given,
    but is not.  For a period of years there was at least one moderator who
    listed himself as moderator for echomail conferences directly
    supporting software products commonly used in Fidonet.  When questions
    arose regarding moderator inaction in dealing with a problem in one of
    these echoes the moderator was offered good access to his listed
    echoes, and took advantage of that offer.  But, it is not a given that
    he/she has access.

    Solution:  Moderators should be required by the echolist and backbone
    administrators to indicate where/how they primarily access fidonet, as
    in a valid Fidonet system address if said moderator is not him/herself
    the operator of a system listed in the nodelist.

    Assumption number 2:  Echo moderators have access to routed Fidonet
    netmail.  For those who are nodelisted sysops this is not a problem. 
    But, not all echo moderators are Fidonet system operators.  Of this
    category many do not operate Fidonet point systems.

    Solution:  System operators who regularly host echo moderators should
    be sure they have reliable connections for routed netmail.  In addition
    these system operators should be sure to properly configure their
    systems so as to present a valid origination address to systems
    throughout the routing structure.  Failure to do so can cause a netmail
    recipient to be unable to communicate with a moderator regarding
    resolution of a problem.  As with assumption number 1 echolist and
    backbone administration should require that all moderators listing
    echoes or whose echoes are distributed via the backbone indicate a
    valid Fidonet address from which they primarily access the conference
    referenced.  This is especially true for conference moderators who
    submit entries to the echolist via email and not Fidonet mail.

    This then brings us to another assumption that is often made but is not
    necessarily true.  Unlike the first two which should be able to be
    assumed with reliability this one should not.  Because this one is
    invalid the first two should be true in any circumstance regarding
    Fidonet communication.  This is especially true when referencing the
    management and administration of publicly available echomail
    conferences.

    Assumption number 3:  All fidonet users and sysops are using the
    internet for their connections, and can therefore be contacted via
    email.  This one is obviously false.  There are systems throughout the
    nodelist who can only be contacted by public switched telephone
    connections.  Then there is the fact that although one may see a
    nodelist entry indicating various forms of internet connectivity that
    does not provide one a means by which to contact the system operator
    regarding an echomail problem, such as a problem user, etc.  Hence,
    problems resulting from assuming numbers 1 and 2 should be corrected.

    Assumption number three merits some additional discussion.  Let's start
    with some additional assumptions that are often made when considering
    number three to be true.  I've already mentioned one, which is that
    sysops who indicate internet connectivity in nodelist entries can be
    reliably contacted by email.  To be reliably contacted by email one
    must know the email address to which one should send any communication. 
    Then there is the ugly matter of email black lists, white lists,
    etcetera.  depending on which email system one uses one might not be
    able to reliably communicate with another via email even if one knows
    the proper address to use when sending email.

    Another corollary assumption is that even systems whose only connection
    to fidonet is via the switched telephone network can make use of
    various internet email gateways scattered throughout Fidonet.  A system
    operator might be able to gain access upon request, but might not wish
    to make such access available to users of his/her system or point
    system operators.  Since we know for a fact that not all echo
    moderators are fidonet system operators then we cannot assume that an
    echo moderator has any access to email, via a gateway or otherwise.

    One can't assume that echo moderators publish their email contact
    information where it can be easily located by users of the conferences
    they manage.  Although moderators who do not list Fidonet systems in
    their echolist entries list email addresses not all echo users can be
    assumed to be accessing the echolist.  Unlike the nodelist, carriage of
    the echolist as an archive or the echolist echomail conference is not
    mandatory.  Therefore it cannot be assumed that users of a conference
    can reliably contact its moderator via email.  Often moderators do not
    even post conference rules or moderator contact information in the
    echoes they control on a regular basis.  It behooves moderators wishing
    to maintain active echomail conferences to post contact information and
    other basics regarding their conferences within those conferences
    themselves occasionally.  At least once a year the backbone
    administrator does an audit of backbone echomail conferences and purges
    those which show no coherent activity.  Moderators with an interest in
    the continued carriage of their conferences by the backbone can prevent
    this purging by posting such information regularly in the conferences
    they manage.

    Implementation of the two solutions I present in this article would do
    a great deal to resolve those problems that do occur regarding echomail
    conference moderation and administration.  The alternative is to
    require that echo moderators be operators of Fidonet systems, which
    would deprive Fidonet of some active echomail conference moderators. 
    Such a requirement has never been present in Fidonet, and should not be
    implemented now.  The requirement to indicate the system by which a
    moderator primarily manages his/her conference would require a possible
    additional field in echolist entries, or could be accommodated in the
    description fields.  So long as it is indicated and this information
    available to conference users there would be reliable points of contact
    usable to Fidonet system operators and their users.

    I could provide examples of how assuming any of the three conditions
    described above is true could cause a problem, but this piece is
    already growing lengthy, but can expound on them if anybody likes. 
    But, even without any examples, it should be a given that a conference
    moderator actually participates in FIdonet, and can send and receive
    mail from a valid Fidonet address.  This aids sysops in better
    supporting echomail conferences of interest to their users, and the net
    as a whole.  Failing to make practices standard procedure which make the
    first two assumptions reliably true can only hurt us in the long run.


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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume IV   Number XII  December, 2010
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    Nodelist Flags and Nodelisting Internet Capable Nodes..
    What I'd like to See Across All of Zone 1.
    by Janis Kracht 1:1/0

    Speaking as Z1C (smile)
    
    It's been quite a long time since the introduction of some of the
    various ways of nodelisting an Internet-capaple node..  Not for lack of
    trying to standardize things, that's for sure.. David Moufarrage and 
    David Hallford sure gave it their best shot.. later, Ross Cassell came
    up with a great idea which I supported, INA:|
    
    It was obvious to me that the shelf life of this flag could supercede
    others.. if used properly.  Part of that was the reason Ross came up
    with the flag during a very politically trying period in Fidonet.. at
    least in R18.  Other reasons this flag swept fidonet is because authors
    of mailers supported it. That's always a good thing.
    
    Luckily, Russia agreed that this flag had a great use.  It was the
    number of nodes in Russia that were using this flag that Ross developed
    that put things really in motion for the INA: flag..  In FTSC "speak",
    current practice noted that the INA: Flag was in use across the largest
    Zone in Fidonet..  Ward Dossche, Z2C approved the flag.. Boom, it was
    official whether you like it or not (smile).
    
    And yet, I see a good number of RCs not pushing it amongst their NCs,
    or worse, among their RIN nodes.  I see some people (NCs and/or RCs)
    using a deprecated method of listing the node as 'Private,Unlisted' so
    as not to foul up our mailers, when this is certainly not neccessary
    "These Days" (tm).  I see people using IBN: because "they can".  I see
    all sorts of entries in the Phone field, and in the BBS name field.. 
    it's sad because none of this has to be.  The BBS name field should be
    just what it was intended to be.. the great name for your BBS that you
    no doubt debated for hours (bg).
    
    Back in maybe 1995 I remember asking David Moufarrage some technical
    details of some of then current flags..  at that point, RCs and NCs
    were 'doing their own thing' even as above, in terms of how an Internet
    node was listed..  the result was a mish-mash of flags, IP addresses
    and domain names which continues today.  It's pathetic because the
    mailers probably most in use in fidonet today, Argus and it's clones,
    recognize the INA: flag _IN THE NODELIST_..  just a simple
    modifification is required..  same thing with MBSE software..  BBBS
    still requires you to manually add an entry in it's external.BBB, but
    that's not such a problem.
    
    The only other method I can see using is FD's IP address in the phone
    field.  That simply because I truly think that any sysop worth his salt
    can block those IP addresses from causing problems with his or her
    system.  If you need help with that kind of thing, please speak up in
    the Z1C echo.
     
    So in closing, let's get this junk taken care of.  I'm asking every
    node, NC and RC to take a look at the segments they are responisble
    for.. and to change any existing entries to match the INA flag's
    parameters:
    
    Here's an example to get you going:
    
    ,100,< FRONT-END/INTERNET MAILERS
     
      Argus                |MI*? |http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/argus/
                           |     | v3.210 on Mar 29 2001

      BinkleyTerm XE       |MO*  |http://btxe.sourceforge.net
                           |     | 2.60XE Beta-XH7 on Oct 22 2000

      BinkD                |MI?  |http://2f.ru/binkd/
                           |     | maloff@corbina.net
                           |     | v0.94 on Jul 24 2000 (Outdated)
                           |     |http://www.filegate.net/r50/aftnbinkd/

      FIDO-Deluxe IP       |MPUI |http://www.fido-deluxe.de.vu 2:2432/280
       Michael Haase       |     | m.haase@gmx.net
                           |     | v2.4 on Sep 26 2003

      FrontDoor, FD/APX:   |MITPC|http://www.defsol.se          2:201/330
       Definite Solutions  |?    | sales@defsol.se                
                           |     | v2.26SW & v2.33ml FD, v1.15 APX

      Husky Project        |MTPUI|http://husky.sourceforge.net/
                           |O?   | v1.9 RC2 on Apr 20 2010
      
      Taurus               |MI   |http://www.fidotel.com/public/forums/
      (based on Radius)    |?    |  taurus/index.htm
                           |     | v5.0 Jun 12 2006
                           |     | 

      T-Mail               |MI   |http://www.tmail.spb.ru (Russian only)
                           |?    | v2608 on Dec 12 2001
            
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     ==> MAIL TOSSERS 
     
      Crashmail II         |TO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | 
     
      FastEcho             |T    |http://www.softeq.de/Products/FastEcho/
                           |     | fastecho.html
                           |     | v1.46.1 on 13 Nov 2007
                           |     | Registration keys are free and available
                           |     | by request from the author
                           
      Fidogate             |TUI? |http://www.fidogate.org
                           |     | v4.4.10 on Aug 27 2004
                           |     |

      FMail                |TO*? |http://fmail.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.60 on Mar 8 2008
                           |     | Source code only!
    
      Squish               |T*   |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                           |     | v1.11R2 on Jan 1 2009
                           |     | Source code available in the Maximus BBS 
                           |     | archive: http://maximus.sourceforge.net

     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> BBS SOFTWARE
     
      BBBS                 |BICTM|http://www.bbbs.net             2:22/222 
                           |     |  b@bbbs.net                     
                           |     | v4.01 on January 28 2007   
                           
      EleBBS               |BO*? |http://www.elebbs.com
                           |     | v0.10.RC1 on Jun 9 2002
                           
      Enthral BBS          |B    |http://enthralbbs.com          1:250/501
       Linux/BSD/OSX       |     | v0.429/Alpha on 14 October 2010
                           |     | Fidonet filebone SCENEENT

      Ezycom BBS           |BT   |http://www.ezycom-bbs.com      3:690/682
                           |     | v2.15g2 on Nov 16 2009

      GT Power             |B    |http://www.gtpowerbbs.com/                     
                           |     | v19.00
                           
      Hermes II Project    |BT   |http://www.hermesbbs.com/
       Macintosh-based     |     | malyn@strangegizmo.com
                           |     | v3.5.10b3 

      Maximus BBS          |BO*  |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                           |     | v3.03
                           |     | Source code available at:
                           |     | http://maximus.sourceforge.net/

      MBSE BBS             |BIO? |http://mbse.sourceforge.net   2:280/2802
                           |     | mbroek@users.sourceforge.net
                           |     | v0.92.0 on Oct 16 2007

      Meltdown BBS         |UIO  |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.0b on Apr 26 2004
                                 
      Mystic BBS           |BO*  |http://www.mysticbbs.com
                           |     | v1.07.3 on May 13th 2001

      RemoteAccess BBS     |B?   |http://www.rapro.com             1:1/120
                           |     | bfmorse@rapro.com
                           |     | v2.62.2SW

      Renegade BBS         |B    |http://renegadebbs.info        1:129/305
                           |     | v1.10/DOS on 3 Oct 2009
     
      Spitfire BBS         |B?   |http://www.buffalocrk.com/
                           |     | mdwoltz@buffalocrk.com          
                           |     | v3.6 on Aug 20 1999

      Synchronet BBS       |BTIO |http://www.synchro.net         1:103/705
                           |     | v3.16 on 31 Dec 2006

      Telegard BBS         |B*   |http://www.telegard.net
                           |     | v3.09g2-sp4/mL on Dec 19 1999

      WildCat! Interactive |MTBEI|http://www.santronics.com
       Net Server, Platinum|     | sales@santronics.com
       Xpress: Santronics  |     | 
       Software, Inc.      |     | 
                           
                                                      
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> TIC PROCESSORS/FILEFIX/SRIF
     
      Allfix               |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/          1:140/12
                           |     | v6.00g19 21 Apr 2009
     
      NEF/pk               |F    |http://nefpk.8m.com/
                           |     | v2.45b2 on 5 March 2000                     
                           
      TinyTIC              |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     |                               1:120/544
      
      VIReq                |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                           |     |                               1:120/544
     
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
     
     ==> BBS DOORS/UTILITIES
     
      Cheepware            |DU   |http://kd5col.info/cheepware.html
       Sean Dennis         |     | sdennis72@gmail.com            1:18/200
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE 
                           

      DDS (Doorware        |D@   |http://www.doorgames.org     
       Distribution System)|     | ruth@doorgames.org
       Ruth Argust         |     |

      Jibben Software      |D*   |http://www.jibbensoftware.com/
                           |     |  bbs-door-games.cfm
                           |     | scott@jibben.com
                           |     | 1995-99 Release dates

      John Dailey Software |DU?  |http://www.johndaileysoftware.com

      Shining Star         |D*   |http://www.shiningstar.net/bbsdoors/
                           |     | nannette@shiningstar.net
                           |     | Doors are still registerable via website
                           
      Sunrise Doors:       |D    |http://www.sunrisedoors.com
       Al Lawrence         |     | al@sunrisedoors.com
                           |     | Tel: (404) 256-9518

      T1ny's Software      |DU   |http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/tsoft/
       Shawn Highfield     |     | shighfield@gmail.com          1:229/452
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
                                                      
      The Brainex System   |D    |http://www.brainex.com/brainex_system/
                           |     | stanley@brainex.com
                           |     | 1994-99 Releases

      Trade Wars           |D*   |http://www.eisonline.com/tradewars/
                           |     | jpritch@eisonline.com
                           |     | v3.09 (DOS-32) in 2002
                           
      Vagabond Software    |DU*  |http://http://vbsoft.dhakota.org
                           |     | d@dhakota.org 
                           |     | Last update: Apr 11 2008

     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
     
     ==> POINT SOFTWARE
                                
      CrossPoint (XP)      |P?   |http://www.crosspoint.de (German only)
                           |     | pm@crosspoint.de
                           |     | v3.12d  on Dec 22 1999

      FreeXP               |P    |http://www.freexp.de (German only)
                           |     | support@freexp.de
                           |     | v3.42 on Jun 27 2010
                           
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> SYSOP MAIL EDITORS 
     
      GoldEd+              |EO*? |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Apr 29 2010

      SqEd32               |E    |http://www.sqed.de            2:2476/493
                           |     | v1.15 on Dec 15 1999
                           |     | Website is in German and English

     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> INTERNET UTILITIES
     
      JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
      
      Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                           |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                           |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001

      TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                           |     |  transnet/index.html
                           |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                           |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007

      Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                           |     | crosser@average.org         
            
      MakeNL               |UO   |http://www.filegate.net/coordutl/
                           |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
                           
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

     ==> INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES/BBS LISTS
     
      Telnet/Dialup BBS    |#    |http://www.telnetbbsguide.com   1:275/89
       Guide               |     | Maintained by Dave Perrussel
                           |     | This is probably the most updated BBS
                           |     | list on the Internet for a general
                           |     | BBS list.
                           
      Synchronet BBS List  |#    |http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html
                           |     | Maintained automatically
                           |     | This list is specifically for
                           |     | Synchronet-based BBS systems and is
                           |     | automatically updated nightly. 

      The BBS Corner       |#    |http://www.bbscorner.com
                           |     | This website is more than just files,
                           |     | it's an encyclopedia of knowledge for
                           |     | BBS sysops and people who want to
                           |     | become sysops.  This site is run by
                           |     | the same person who does the Telnet
                           |     | BBS Guide.
                                                     
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+

      File Archives:

       http://archives.thebbs.org
       http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
       http://www.simtel.net 
       http://www.bbsfiles.com 
       http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
       http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
       http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/

      Note: Most also provide FTP access (use ftp instead of http above)
      
      The BBS Software List is published monthly in the FidoGazette.
            
      If you have corrections, suggestions or additions to the information
      above, please contact Sean Dennis with your information via the
      FIDOGAZETTE echo, netmail at 1:18/200 or email at sean@kd5col.info.
                  

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	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
	!!!        G A Z E T T E   B B S   L I S T        !!!
	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
	By bbslist @ filegate.net    
    	
	Send updates, changes to address above or to janis @ filegate.net.


	System.......Christian Fellowship
	FidoAddress..1:266/512
	Phone........1-856-933-7096
	Software.....PCBoard 15.3
	OS...........Windows XP pro
	C/B Verify...Manually via email or voice 
	             usually within 24 hours.
	Access.......Read only until verified. Once 
	             verified write access to Msg bases, file 
	             areas, chat and doors/games.
	Telnet.......cfbbs.dtdns.net or cfbbs.no-ip.com

	 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

	System.......Lightning BBS
	FidoAddress..1:311/2
	Software.....Virtual Advanced
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First call access to doors, files and
  	             message reading.  Message posting requires 
  	             validation.
	Telnet.......lightningbbs.com
	www:.........http:/www.lightningbbs.com/index.php
	             Thanks to VADV-PHP you can access almost 
	             everything the BBS has to offer from the
	             web, with the exception of door games.
	             
	 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-	             

	System.......Lionsden BBS
	FidoAddress..1:224/303
	Phone........613-392-8896
	Software.....Sunchronet
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
	Telnet.......lionsden.darktech.org
	             telnet access offers full features
     		   of the standard bbs such as doors, 
     		   qwkmail, Files, etc.
	www:.........http:/www.lionsden.darktech.org 
	             You will redirected to a menu where you can 
	             choose one of three sites.  The first one is 
	             private and requires PW to get into.
	FTP..........FTP://lionsden.darktech.org Files only

	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

        System.......Paragon
        FidoAddress..1:18/200
        Phone........423-926-7999
        Software.....Maximus/2 v3.01
        OS...........eComStation 1.2MR    
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......Manual verification for full access
        Telnet.......paragon.darktech.org
        www:.........http://kd5col.info
    
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
                                            	      
	System.......Prism BBS
	FidoAddress..1:261/38
	Phone........607-655-5652
	Software.....BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Dada-1
	OS...........Linux (Ubuntu)
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, 
	             file areas, all features of the BBS.
	Telnet.......filegate.net
	             telnet access offers full features 
	             of the standard bbs such as doors,
	             qwkmail, BWmail,Files, chat, group chat,
	             etc.       
	www:.........http:/www.filegate.net:8080/bbbs
	             web interface is limited to reading messages 
	             and replying online, or downloading messages 
	             in qwk packets, but not uploading them,
	             file download access, guest account.
	FTP:	        filegate.net, port 60721. 
	             public access to file areas (please 
       		   note change of port for public access).
	             
	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

	System.......Roach Guts BBS 
	FidoAddress..1:396/60 
	Phone:.......337-433-4135
	Software.....Maximus on Port 23 (primary)
	             Synchronet on Port 24 (temporary)
	OS...........Windows XP
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                     message reading.  Message posting requires
       		     validation.
	Telnet.......roachguts.com

	=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- 	 
      
	System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
	FidoAddress..1:14/400
	Phone........none
	Software.....sbbs 3.15a (very beta)
	OS...........win. (xp pro. sp3)
	C/B Verify...None
	Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
	Telnet.......time.synchro.net:24 or time.darktech.org:24
	             or timewarpfuture.dyndns.org:24
	             telnet access offers full features 
	             of the standard bbs such as doors,
	             messages or file area etc.
	www:.........http://time.synchro.net:81 
	             Web interface is limited really to reading messages 
                  and replying online, or downloading messages in qwk 
                  packets, but not uploading them, and file download access. 
                  SBBS files available.

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    INFO:
    
    Fidogazette is published by Janis Kracht, Editor, with the help of
    Richard Webb 1:116/901 (Old School ToolBox), and Sean Dennis 1:18/200
    (The Slightly Crusty Sysop).  If you have an idea for a column or a
    series of articles, please contact me :)
    
    New! 
    Email subsriptions via www.filegate.net, but of course you can always
    link into your uplink and use Tick or a tick compatible program:
    
    
    
    
    Where to Send Your Articles

    Unlike most editors, I surely do not  mind running my mouth when
    there is a sparcity of articles for the 'zine.  I'd MUCH rather
    you sent in material but I think until someone starts a
    discussion you feel like commenting about, you evil dullards
    (just kidding!!!) will no doubt complain about "no issues" (grin)
    So I will fill these issues with my meanderings and thoughts and
    hopefully we will grow into something of consequence here :)
    Don't be offended.. write an article!

    If you WOULD like to submit an article and prove me wrong about
    the dullard aspect of you guys and gals , feel free to drop
    your article off at:

    By email attach to address: janis @ filegate.net 
    Fidonet attach:     Janis Kracht at 1:261/38     Modem: 607-655-5652 
    1:261/100 filegate.net port 24555  via binkp or telnet mailer  
    (don't send articles as routed attaches, send them direct to filegate.net).
   
    Standard binkp port only supports BinkP (24554).

    Give it a title, sign your name and network address if you have
    one and send it along!

    Don't worry about the format, I can take anything you send me
    and mutilate it further as you can see above.  Linux is nice
    that way (g).  Spell checking your own work will help though
    (something I'm typically guilty of (g)).
     
     To send reviews or recipes to the Food section, email or netmail Janis
     as above.

     New email address for submissions to Dr.Debug:
     To send a question to Dr. Debug, email a question to drdebug @
     filegate.net or post in the fidogazette echo!  :)

     To send a listing to the fidogazette internet bbs list, send your bbs
     listing to bbslist @ filegate.net or post it in the fidogazette echo! 
     :)
	
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