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    Editorial....................................2
    New/Returning SysOps.........................3
    Old School ToolBox...........................4
    PyBosxom Blog Software.......................5
    DrDebug: Linux Tip of the Day................6
    Cooking: Even SysOps have to Eat.............7
    BBS SoftWare List............................8
    FidoGazette BBSList..........................9
    Info (How to Submit an Article)..............10
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Editorial
    ========
    
    There's a flurry of discussions in the Fidonews echo this week
    concerning the style of moderatoring in that echo.  As you know, the
    moderator of the Fidonews echo is the same fellow who holds the
    postion of publisher of the 'snooze, Bjorn Felten.  Therefore, until
    he resigns his position as editor, we're literally stuck with Bjorn
    and his very negligent moderating.  
    
    Bjorn subscribes to the hands-off appoach to moderating, in other
    words, no moderating at all as far as I can see.  This non-moderation
    is just too familiar to those of use who reject Listservs,
    Newsgroups, and web-related discussion groups because they can be
    overrun with trolls, troublemakers and general creeps..  As a matter
    of fact, those internet areas are what bring a lot of people to
    Fidonet, because they don't want to have to deal with the kind of
    environment those groups and discussion areas foster.  With no
    moderator in sight, these Internet trolls usually overrun online
    discussion groups, often killing any meaninful discussions, and
    filling their messages with hateful remarks, meant to stir up
    reactions from their intended "victim".
    
    The original variety of Internet troll developed years and years ago
    as the Usenet troll.  These troublemakers would post the same
    annoying message into various discussions to increase their chances
    of angering a victim, but various other types of trolls also
    developed in time:
    
    Insulter trolls jump right in to conversations, hurling insults so
    that people will lose their tempers.  
    
    Sneaky trolls pretend to be interested in the conversation, but soon
    begin posting messages designed to undermine any meaningful
    discussion.  
    
    Colluding trolls work in pairs to try to steer the conversation's
    direction, hoping to destroy it altogether.  
    
    So what type of trolls do we see in the Fidonews echo?  I'd say all
    of the above, perhaps the worst at times being the moderator himself
    because he just can't let the chance go by to hurl insults on people
    he doesn't like, or doesn't agree with.  He carries baggage from
    years past when Zone 1 was a much larger entity, as though he fears
    Zone 1's return to it's earlier size.  Along with his anti-US
    statements, he and his colluders have let North American participants
    know that he doesn't appreciate those who spell his name with a
    non-Swedish character set, meanwhile, his name is spelled in a
    latinized style by his own ZC in the nodelist.  Requests for Bjorn's 
    resignation are ignored. 
    
    Some Fidonet SysOps avoid the Fidonews echo, sometimes making it
    passthrough rather than "available" for users, since it has literally
    become an anti-US cesspool, and a place where one is more likely to
    be insulted, than not.  It's been stated by his colluders that
    if you don't like Bjorn's style of moderating, you should just leave.  
    
    What would we like?  Well, I know what I would like: I'd like to see
    Bjorn turn the Echo and Fidonews publishing over to someone who cares
    a bit more about how the rest of the world views Fidonet, and who
    might actually encourage it's growth.  JMO.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    New/Returning Nodes
    ===================
    
    
    Returning Nodes:
    ===============
    R25 John Anderson  Utterby, Lincolnshire, England
    R10 Dennis Warner  Las Vegas, Nevada
    R11 Travis Wichert Eaton Rapids, MI
    
    Welcome Back!
    
    New Members:
    ===========
    R11 Nicholas Boel Pewaukee, WI
    
    Welcome!
    
    
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                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
               Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going
    
    "The future's uncertain and the end is always near." -- Jim
    Morrison
    
    If your endeavors depend on the data you've got backed up it's
    enough to make your head hurt, so it's easy enough to take Jim's
    example and follow the suggestion from the line previous to the one
    I quoted and wake up in the morning and get yourself a beer.  Will
    that burnable media be readable when you need it?  Will those
    portable hard drives spin?  Did that flash memory card retain your
    data that you put on it six months ago?  Hard to say, and the pros
    don't have any consistent answers for you.  
    
    These issues have been with us almost as long as there has been
    electronic media, but they appeared to be  much simpler.  The
    archeologist of some centuries in our future could still easily
    build through inference and a bit of intuition a player to play
    those lp records.  Magnetic tape machines would almost be as easy.
    At least, one might think so.  Archivists and others in the know
    have always considered these to be close to an archival gold
    standard for just these reasons.  Picture if you will, the
    archeologist of the future coming across a cd, or a jaz cartridge. 
    So, we always said the lp record, or that reel of analog tape was
    the gold standard in archival.  But then, suddenly we found
    ourselves with a big problem in the '90's and beyond to present
    day.  
    
    One of the most popular tape formulations used in professional
    audio recording was made by 3M and marketed as Ampex 456 or Scotch
    226.  I've used tons of it over the years.  I wish I had a dollar
    for every time I placed a "pancake" of 1/4 inch 456 on the left hub
    of a machine and an empty reel on the take up hub to tail wind a 10
    inch reel for use by a client.  I'd be a very rich man.  
    
    We mastered lots and lots of stuff to this Ampex 456.  If you were
    into rock 'n roll from the late sixties onward chances are some of
    your favorite music was mastered to Ampex 456.  
    
    Usual work flow went like this at most studios I've been associated
    with.  You did your mix down master, made a safety after, or
    simultaneously if you had two mix down decks, sent one off to the
    folks who cut the master for the lp and stored the other one in
    your version of a tape vault, sometimes temperature and humidity
    controlled, but more often not.  Such features as temp and humidity
    control were available to the big record companies, but hard to
    implement for your home town recording studio whose overhead was
    already quite high enough thank you.  
    
    You made that backup of the master, all edited just as was the
    master with leader tape between selections, because every once in
    awhile during the cutting process the machinery got the munchies
    for magnetic tape, and thence went the master tape that the client
    had spent a couple thousand dollars or more to make.  So, even in
    the world of analog tape we were thinking backups.  We just didn't
    have the facilities to store it all properly, but more on that in
    a moment.
    
    So this stuff sat in its carefully labeled boxes on shelves for
    years, when all of a sudden somebody needed to play it back.  Now
    was when the fun began, because, it was supposed to be simple.  Put
    the reel on, rewind it, (you always tail wind masters but that's
    another story) and listen to the test tones you printed on tape
    possibly with an oscilloscope in line to calibrate your equipment.
    This was especially true if you were intending to migrate the
    material to a digital format. 
    
    But suddenly your simple project turned into a nightmare.  A squeal
    came from the machine and the tape didn't want to travel freely
    along its path.  Inspection of the tape path showed a deposit of
    some black sticky gunk.  We suddenly found that we were the victims
    of "sticky shed" syndrome.    So you took the reel off, cleaned the
    tape path with isopropyl alcohol and made some rather unhappy
    noises not fit for public consumption.  Maybe later on (this was
    often before the internet now remember) you learned that there was
    a fix for those tapes.  
    
    You learned that you could cure "sticky shed" syndrome.  What
    happened was the metal oxide coating on those tapes had started to
    come loose from its plastic binder, and when you tried to play that
    reel of Ampex 456 or Scotch 226 all you did was deposit a gummy
    goop on your tape heads, capstans and other components.  But, you
    could "bake" them at around 130 degrees for a few hours, making
    sure to control the temperature carefully so as not to overbake,
    then immediately play them and transfer to other media.  There was
    sure a lot of agonizing about it though for over a decade.  When
    audio professionals first started gravitating to the internet in
    large numbers, and even if I recall correctly on Fidonet echoes for
    such purposes the "tape baking" solution was a frequent topic of
    conversation.  I think that back in the day I posted a "tape
    baking" faq in the studio_101 echomail conference about twice a
    year.  
    
    This was so common that most mastering facilities that specialized
    in digitization of these old analog master tapes rigged themselves
    up a little box for baking tapes with a lightbulb, thermostat to
    control it, and racks to place reels of tape.  Put 'em on to bake
    overnight when you went home, come back in the morning, go through
    the usual procedure you'd use to capture that analog data in
    digital form.  But for years the question would come up in internet
    forums about what to do with these old tapes that left black goop
    on the tape path and weren't playable.
    
    Such simple fixes aren't available for our digital data however. 
    If that cd-r or dvd can't be read all you've got is a coaster,
    where you thought you had a reliable backup of important data.  If
    that little motor in that removable hard drive won't spin the
    platter(s) then you've got the same problem.  These devices hold a
    whole lot of data too, and that's where the real problem comes in. 
    
    As a final exercise for the reader consider what that reel of tape
    contained in computer terms.  Let's take our usual 44.1 khz 16 bit
    sampling standard for our compact disks, as that's fairly
    comparable to these two track masters.  Figure that reel contains
    one side an album's worth of material, i.e. 5 songs with an average
    length of 4 minutes each.   The other side of that lp record would
    be on another tape often.
    
    So now we have 20 minutes of stereo audio.  Remember in the first
    installment in this series we stipulated 5.5 mb/track minute.  We
    have two tracks, of course being stereo.  That's 11 mb/minute,
    times 20 or 220 megabytes.  The whole album of course, figuring 10
    songs of that average length is 440 megabytes.  But, we're talking
    an album side, or half that, 220 megabytes.
    
    The first tape drive I bought to back up my bbs didn't hold that
    much data.  Neither did the hard disk I operated a busy fidonet hub
    system from.  That's chump change by today's storage standards. 
    Consider that physical media in today's terms however.  The losses
    entailed by a backup that won't load or be accessed are staggering. 
    Consider consigning your life's creative work to such a storage
    device.  Backups and redundancy are the keys to its survival. But
    the key to using that system is knowing how to get to what you need
    quickly and reliably.  More on that later.
    
    
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    PyBlosxom Blog Software
    =======================
    I think I've got the setup I want on my blog..
    Take look and let me know what you think..
    
    http://www.filegate.net/blog/
    
    The scene I'm using is picture of a stream in the area.
    
    
    
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     =================================
     Dr. DeBug Answers Your Questions!
     =================================        	 
     By dr.debug @ filegate.net
        	
    To ask a question, send an email to dr.debug @ filegate.net or send a
    netmail to 1:261/38.
    
    Linux Tip of The Day:
    
      Quick return to previous directory:  type cd -
      (cd<space>minus sign).
      
      To Return to the original directory, just type cd - again.  You'll
      be right back where you were.
      
      
     
    =+=
    
    
        
    
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    -=-=-=-=-=-
      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.
    
    Review:  
    Bionaturae Gluten Free Pasta
    
    By Janis Kracht
    
    Bionaturae, producers and distributer of those fantastic strained
    bottled tomatoes that I use, has started selling gluten free macaroni
    (Spaghetti, Elbow, Penne, Fusilli).  While some other companies make
    gluten-free pasta containing simply rice, rice bran and water,
    Bionaturae's is the absolute BEST.  The ingredients are Rice flour,
    potato starch, and soy flour.  The dedicated facility where it is
    made is totally egg, corn and peanut free.
    
    The texture of Bionaturae's macaroni is so close to regular    
    wheat/semolina macaroni, you'll find yourself checking the package
    label to make sure you didn't grab the wrong one!
    
    With other gluten-free companies, after cooking the macaroni you have
    to rinse it immediately.  Overcooking can be disastrous.  With
    Bionaturae's macaroni, you strain it and serve.  The flavor is
    fantastic, and it's texture is in my opinion, undetectable from
    normal gluten pasta.
    
    Cost:  $3.69-$5.59, depending on where you buy it.  Wegmans in
    Binghamton NY sells Bionaturae GF pasta for $3.69.
    
    Bionaturae Organic Gluten Free pasta:
    =Certified Organic & Kosher 
    =Imported from Italy
    =No rinsing after cooking
    =Unique formulation gives true pasta-like texture
                    
    
    
    
    
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                            BBS Software List
    
                          Updated 29 July 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.
             
    .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.
    |Software: Author     |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes      Help Node|
    `- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -'
    
     ==> 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/
    
     D'Bridge             |MTCPE|http://www.net229.org/dbridge.htm 1:1/130 
       Nick Andre         |I    | v3.62 on June 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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    ==> 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
    
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    ==> 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.      |     | 
                               
                                                          
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    ==> TIC PROCESSORS/FILEFIX/SRIF
         
     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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    ==> 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
    
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    ==> 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
                               
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    ==> SYSOP MAIL EDITORS 
         
     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
    
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    ==> INTERNET UTILITIES
         
     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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    ==> 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.
                                                         
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     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 sysop@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.......Capitol City Online
    FidoAddress..1:2320/105
    Phone........502-875-8938
    Software.....GT Power
    OS...........OS/2
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
    Telnet.......cco.ath.cx
                 telnet access to GT Power BBS - same as dial-up
    www:.........http://cco.ath.cx
                 This site runs Synchronet under linux.  Requires
                 separate user registration.  Has same message
                 areas as dial-up/telnet bbs.
    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    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.
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    System.......Lionsden BBS
    FidoAddress..1:224/303
    Phone........613-392-8896
    oftware..... Synchronet
    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 BBS
    FidoAddress..1:18/200
    Phone........423-434-0851
    Software.....Telegard/2 v3.09.g2-sp4/mL
    OS...........OS/2 Warp 4.52
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......Partial access on first call; manual verification for
                 full access
    Telnet.......paragon.darktech.org  (straight telnet)
                 kd5col.info/goto.html (requires flash)
    www:.........http://kd5col.info
       
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    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
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    System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
    FidoAddress..1:340/400
    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! 
    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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