T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
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    New/Returning SysOps.........................3
    Old School ToolBox...........................4
    Security Issues at Home......................5
    Cooking: Even SysOps have to Eat.............6
    BBS SoftWare List............................8
    FidoGazette BBSList..........................9
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
    Speaking of emergency connections.. this week, Sean Dennis lost his
    DSL connection for an evening or thereabouts..  At the very least, he
    was waiting to hear back from techies regarding his connection last
    night.  I guess they said "Tomorrow" to him.  He's been restored to
    service at this writing, which I'm sure a number of users who post
    from his bbs, were glad to hear about.
    He's still running a modem/POTS line and so am I.  It was an easy
    switch for me then as his uplink to keep him connected to Fidonet. 
    In this case, all I had to do was change his 'flavor' of mail from
    HOLD to CRASH..  My mailer immediately started dialing him as soon as
    I had mail for him..  It would be nice if more things were such a
    simple fix :)  And it's nice as well that BBBS integrates so
    smoothly between Modems and Binkp connections.
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
    Returning Nodes:
    Region 11 Travis Wichert  Eaton Rapids, MI
      Welcome back :)
    New Members:
    Region 17 Tammy Wisdom,  Boise, ID
    Region 19 Rick Waller Helotes, TX 
    Still in the works:
    Zone 3 Thomas Kanara Auckland, New Zealand
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
                                  The Old School Toolbox
                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
                         the real paradigm shift
    I stumbled across a news story in February which featured proposed
    "do not track me" laws which might be introduced in congress.  Such
    laws would apply to commercial entities, and in this writer's
    opinion give folks a false sense of security.  I grant that such
    laws would keep commercial entities from tracking your viewing and
    spending habits as you surf the web, but that doesn't eliminate
    many of the real dangers.  There are laws on the books prohibiting
    burglary too, but if they make you feel safe enough to leave your
    house unlocked when you leave for the day then I want some of
    whatever you're having.  Remember that old public service TV ad
    back in the late '60's which admonished folks to "lock your car,
    take your keys" and aired quite frequently?  Even then, you'll
    notice that devices such as "the club" are big sellers.  A common
    rite of passage for teenage boys back then was to learn how to "hot
    wire" a car, even though many of us never stole one, even for a
    joyride.  We've made that more difficult since those days, and
    should do the same for our personal data.
    No matter how many laws are passed those laws are subject to
    interpretation by the courts.  They too are finding it hard to keep
    up with new methods of interaction and communication.  That's why
    we need to be aware of all this stuff, and proceed with caution in
    choosing the services we use, and what information we might allow
    to be shared with others.
    This is scary stuff.  That's why Orwell's book was banned so many
    places.  After all the benevolent ones, the cops and others of that
    sort will tell you that they're well aware of your civil liberties
    concerns.  But we've all heard the horror stories about what
    happens when civil liberties are disregarded by the enforcers of
    the law.  That still leaves us with the questions regarding the
    salesman, the foreign government endeavoring to coopt our broadband
    connected systems in a malevolent botnet, etc.  Do they care about
    your civil liberties and your rights?  NO they don't, they care
    about achieving their objectives, whether that be the sales quota,
    ripping you off  or winning the battle.  The panopticon isn't as
    scary if you know how to construct good fences, and good curtains
    or shades.   We in Fidonet have been accustomed to thinking about
    these issues long before the average person even needed to be aware
    of them.  We should bring that awareness to our neighbors coworkers
    and friends.    
    Anybody who hasn't lived under a rock has heard of medical records
    being hacked; banks and financial institutions being intruded upon
    by hackers and other sorts of miscreants.  But, we don't think
    about all that convenience.  We don't think that when we use that
    preferred customer card to get a few cents worth of discount or
    other perks that the retailer providing us this preferred customer
    card is tracking information about our purchasing habits.  To whom
    does that retailer provide this information?  We really can't say
    for sure, and they sure aren't rushing right out there to disclose
    We emit a steady stream of personal information, often without
    realizing it.  we use that credit card to buy things at the store,
    often with that aforementioned preferred customer card.  WE fill
    out an online survey which can be correlated with our email
    address.  We sign up for internet mailing lists relating to our
    hobbies professions and interests.  We acquire a driver's license,
    own vehicles; register to vote; enroll children in school; pay
    various local state and Federal taxes.  Often we allow folks to
    keep on file that handy nine digit number the government gave us,
    commonly known as a Social security number.  I provide my social
    security number only where required by law, and then ask that if
    possible it not be provided when that organization or agency's
    databanks are queried.  I also shred my junk mail which might
    contain personal information.  
    Even though we think that otherwise reputable longstanding
    companies and other popular sites on the net will utilize our
    personal information responsibly and ethically sometimes we soon
    learn different.  Not just is it often difficult to get them to
    cease and desist with dumping your information out there, but often
    one finds that opt in is the default, and "opt out" takes a bit of
    work.  Our good editor can tell you a story about classmates.com
    which was I'm sure not a lot of fun to go through.  She couldn't
    get any sort of positive resolution from those folks at all until
    she threatened to bring her state's attorney general into the loop. 
    I don't care for webmail, I don't social network in the modern
    meaning of the term.  I don't have time, and I'm not willing to be
    bombarded with junk.  I exercise my options to opt out of marketing
    campaigns, place myself on do not call lists, etc.  If I want what
    you're selling I'll seek you out.  
    Even before the development of firesheep which allows someone to
    hijack your browser session whilst you use that wi fi hotspot I had
    a high degree of distrust of such facilities.  i wonder how many of
    the multitude of public hotspot users are aware of this
    As I keep repeating in this column, we in Fidonet were out there on
    that leading edge of explored cyberspace  and bumped up against
    many of these issues.  Fidonews articles looked at privacy
    questions from both sides.  A couple of futuristic fiction pieces
    were published which also touched on them in that organ as well. 
    We as Fidonet sysops and users can do a lot to educate our families
    and friends regarding these issues.  To slightly modify a phrase I
    used to read often, we can teach them to know what to expect when
    they connect.  Your family and friends are already aware of your
    Fidonet hobby I'm sure.  They bring you their esoteric queries on
    computers and computer networking I'll bet.  So, when this subject
    comes up in conversation with them you've a perfect opening to talk
    with them about protection.  Protecting your personal information,
    as with all other aspects of personal security, begins with you.
    Ignore or neglect it at your peril.
    If you felt this series of articles was a bit scary, and maybe a
    bit melodramatic I'm sorry about the latter part.  As for the scary
    part, I meant to emphasize the scary.  Don't just shudder when you
    consider how scary it was however, do something about it.  Protect
    yourself, and encourage those you care about to do the same. 
    Demanding more government regulations isn't really going to help
    here.  You can't even depend on government enforcing laws already
    on the books, or interpreting them so as to protect your privacy. 
    Make good personal security a habit and you'll have less reason to
    complain later.
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
    Security Issues at Home
    Time to Surround Your Driveway with Fencing?
    by Janis Kracht, 1:261/38
    It used to be that when one thought about fencing your yard, it was
    enough to figure in the cost of the perimeter of the yard, or at the
    least surrounding your pool (as a safety measure for children)... 
    not so these days is seems.  And as is often the case in our society,
    it's those-guys-with-$$ who can afford expensive fencing who will be
    exempt from a recent ruling regarding attaching a tracking device to
    your car (I know how much the chain-link fence we put in for our
    labrador retrievers cost us..  over $3000.00, about 7 or 8 years
    We've been hearing about safety and security on our systems thanks to
    Richard Webb's ToolBox series.  Given that, I thought some of you
    might be interested in one of my favorite sites regarding security. 
    I subscribe to a security newsletter, the "CRYPTO-GRAM" published and
    written by by Bruce Schneier.  He's an internationally renowned
    security technologist and author.  He's been described as a "security
    guru," bringing security issues to the world in a clear and
    understandable way.  As his page states, "When people want to know
    how security really works, they turn to Schneier."
    You can read his newsletters or subscribe to his newsletters here:
    In the latest issue, Mr. Schneier points out, as Richard has already
    mentioned in his ToolBox series, that a recent ruling by the 9th U.S. 
    Circuit Court of Appeals affirms that it's legal for law enforcement
    to secretly place a tracking device on your car without a warrant,
    even if it's parked in a private driveway.
    An article that Mr. Schneier links to at 
    tracking-is-legal/ (wraps)
    states the ruling, which sets precedent for Alaska, Arizona,
    California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington,
    holds that "the right of the people to be secure in their persons,
    houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and
    seizures" doesn't apply to driveways.
    From that article written by Jim Garrettson:
    'This decision upsets years of legal precedent establishing
    "curtilage" (legalese for the property surrounding a house) as
    protected under the Fourth Amendment, and represents an officiously
    narrow interpretation of the "open fields doctrine" test established
    in United States v.  Dunn in 1987.  In that case, DEA agents tracked
    a large shipment of chemicals used to manufacture drugs to Mr.  Dunn,
    a meth lab operator.  Agents crossed his fence, looked through the
    barn window, found the meth lab, executed a search warrant and
    convicted Dunn of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute
    The prosecution argued that, as per Hester v. United States, Fourth
    Amendment protection does not extend to the "open fields." Dunn
    argued that the case didn't concern an "open field"; it concerned a
    barn surrounded by barbed wire.  Dunn's conviction was thrown out by
    the Supreme Court, and established the four-point test of whether
    curtilage privacy protections apply.
    From the ruling, "curtilage questions should be resolved with
    particular reference to four factors: the proximity of the area
    claimed to be curtilage to the home, whether the area is included
    within an enclosure surrounding the home, the nature of the uses to
    which the area is put, and the steps taken by the resident to protect
    the area from observation by people passing by."
    In the majority opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court ruled that since
    Pineda-Moreno's driveway wasn't enclosed and was open to passersby
    like delivery men and neighborhood children, it didn't pass the Dunn
    test for curtilage.  Never mind that in the Dunn opinion, the
    majority writes "we do not suggest that combining these factors
    produces a finely tuned formula that, when mechanically applied,
    yields a "correct" answer to all extent-of-curtilage questions."
    This strict application of precedent really means that only people
    who can afford to fence off their driveways have a reasonable
    expectation of privacy, as pointed out by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski
    in his dissenting opinion.  Though he was appointed by Reagan and
    remains a vocal conservative in the predominantly liberal Ninth
    Circuit, his dissenting opinion makes him sound like a hardline
    "There's been much talk about diversity on the bench, but there's one
    kind of diversity that doesn't exist," he wrote.  "No truly poor
    people are appointed as federal judges, or as state judges for that
    But the Ninth Circuit doesn't make precedent for the whole country,
    and the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently
    ruled that extended tracking via GPS requires a warrant.  But, since
    conflicting precedent has now been set on the West Coast, this issue
    is bound for the Supreme Court.  Hopefully, they'll side with the
    rights of the people.'
    I didn't expect much..
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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
      F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
      Want to contribute something here?  Send recipes, articles, reviews
      etc. to janis@filegate.net, or fidogazette@filegate.net.
    LeKue Bakeware
    Available from most cooking suppliers or shops.
    Have you seen the flexible bakeware from Spain?  I purchased my first
    one in February.  It's soft, and litereally bendable, made with
    food-grade silicone; a cake pan shaped rubbery-soft substance.  I had
    my doubts when I saw it (smile).
    It's great!  If you've used say a disposable turkey pan, you know you
    have to slide a baking sheet upder it because the disposable aluminum
    turkey pan can't support the weight of the bird..  well, though this
    pan can support the weight of a cake batter, you are advised in the
    instructions to slide a baking sheet under it to help with placement
    in the oven, etc.  Makes sense .
    When you get the silcone pan home, wash the pan with hot soapy water,
    and then apply a thin layer of butter or other shortening to the
    surface of the mold, and then you shouldn't need to "grease" it
    again.  So far I've used it twice and not had to re-condition or
    grease it.  It's safe to use it up to 500F, and microwave and freezer
    Common sense instructions are included for the soft mold:
    No sharp instruments to remove or cut foods from the mold.
    Never use the mold over direct heat.
    Never use the mold with abrasive soaps or souring pads.
    You can wash it in the dishwasher if you want to, though then you
    will have to re-condition it with more shortening, etc.
    This pan is also neat because you can go straight from the freezer to
    the microwave or oven, and you can store food in the mold in the
    freezer if you simply cover it with plastic wrap or tin foil.
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             -    e-Ministries     -
             -   by Jon Justvig    -
             -   June 13, 2011     -
   Issue #: 12
   God found favor in Noah and commanded him to create an ark which
   will carry Noah and his family and one of each animal and fowl of
   the air, both male and female to safety.  The rest of mankind will
   be destroyed.
   (KJV) Gen 6:14  Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou
   make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without
   with pitch.
   (KJV) Gen 6:15  And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of:
   The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the
   breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty
   (KJV) Gen 6:16  A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit
    shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark
    shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower,
    second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
   This window that was created on the ark is important as we will find
   out in the next article.  There will be the great flood and the
   windows of heaven will be open, rain will pour and cover the entire
   (KJV) Gen 6:17  And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters
    upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the
    breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing
    that is in the earth shall die. 
   (KJV) Gen 6:18  But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou
    shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy
    wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.
   (KJV) Gen 6:19  And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every
    sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them
    alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
   (KJV) Gen 6:20  Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their
    kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his
    kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to
    keep them alive.
   (KJV) Gen 6:21  And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten,
    and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be
    for food for thee, and for them.
   (KJV) Gen 6:22  Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded
    him, so did he.
   The ark that God commanded Noah to create is now finished.  It will
   bring every life that will enter the ark to safety.  God was not at
   all happy with the wickedness that was on the earth, but he did
   promise us that He would never destroy the earth again and we can
   remember this promise by a rainbow.    
   If you've enjoyed our meeting, remember to ask your SysOp to carry
   MINISTER, an echo with FidoNet if he/she doesn't already.  Remember
   also to keep your head up high.  May God bless you and keep you!
   *** This conclude this issue of e-Ministries provided by Jon

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                                 BBS Software List
                          Updated 4 March 2011
                    Maintained by Sean Dennis (1:18/200)
               Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht
             M=Mailer  T=Tosser  B=BBS  D=Door  C=Comm/Terminal
             P=Points  E=Editor  I=Internet  U=Utility  #=Info
             F=TIC/SRIF Processor
             *=Software is available and may be registerable, 
               but no longer supported or updated.
             @=Website is operating but is no longer updated.
             ?=Software's updating/support status is unknown.
             O=Software is open source.
          This list contains BBS-related software that is available
          for registration (not necessarily supported), open source
          software and actively developed/supported software by its
          author.  Software listed may be available for DOS, Linux,
             OS/2 (eComStation), Windows (16 or 32 bit) and OSX.
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    |Software: Author     |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes      Help Node|
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     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/
     D'Bridge             |MTCPE|http://www.nickandre.com        1:1/130 
                          |I    | v3.59 on March 4 2011
     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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     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
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     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.      |     | 
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     Allfix               |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/          1:140/12
      Bob Seaborn         |     | v6.0.22 on 26 January 2011
     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
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     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
    +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
     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
    +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
     GoldEd+              |EO*? |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                          |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Apr 29 2010
                          |     | NOTE: Unstable versions released often
     SqEd32               |E    |http://www.sqed.de            2:2476/493
                          |     | v1.15 on Dec 15 1999
                          |     | Website is in German and English
    +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
     JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                          |     |                               1:120/544
     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
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     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://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
      http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
      http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
     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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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
    !!!        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.......Capitol City Online
    Software.....GT Power
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
                 telnet access to GT Power BBS - same as dial-up
                 This site runs Synchronet under linux.  Requires
                 separate user registration.  Has same message
                 areas as dial-up/telnet bbs.
    System.......Christian Fellowship
    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
    Software.....Virtual Advanced
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                 message reading.  Message posting requires 
                 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
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
                 telnet access offers full features
     	     of the standard bbs such as doors, 
        	     qwkmail, Files, etc.
                 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 BBS
    Software.....Telegard/2 v3.09.g2-sp4/mL
    OS...........OS/2 Warp 4.52
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......Partial access on full call; manual verification for
                 full access
    Telnet.......paragon.darktech.org, kd5col.info/goto.html
    System.......Prism BBS
    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 access offers full features 
                 of the standard bbs such as doors,
                 qwkmail, BWmail,Files, chat, group chat,
                 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 
    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
    System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
    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.
                 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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    T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e!   Volume V   Number VIII  June 15th 2011
    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 :)
    MailingList subsriptions via 
    www.filegate.net // lists / ?p=subscribe
    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... lacking that, I will fill these issues 
    with my meanderings and thoughts and hopefully we will grow into 
    something of consequence here :)
    Write an article!
    If you WOULD like to submit an article, feel free to drop
    your article off at:
    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  
    (If you are using routed fidonet mail, don't send articles as routed 
    attaches.  They will fail somewhere along the path before getting here.
    Send them instead 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.
    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 bbslist, email your 
      listing to:
        bbslist @ filegate.net 
      or post it in the fidogazette echo! 
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