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                Table Of Contents
    
    
    
    Editorial...............................2
    New/Returning SysOps....................3
    Slightly Crusty SysOp...................4
    Old School ToolBox......................5
    Pyblosxom Blog..........................6
    Cooking: Even SysOps Have to Eat........7
    Shortcuts for Windows, Mac and Linux....8
    BBS SoftWare List.......................9
    FidoGazette BBSList.....................10
    Info (How to Submit an Article).........11
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    In this issue, Richard discusses netmail and how important it is to
    us in Fidonet.  I couldn't agree more.  From the beginnings of
    Fidonet when Tom Jennings lived in San Francisco, California and
    wanted to communicate with some friends of his who lived in
    Baltimore, Maryland, netmail has been our means of individual
    communication.
    
    When Fidonet was in it's infancy, mail was sent from system to system
    late at night.  Telephone rates were much lower at night than they
    were during the day.  Routing netmail in this way allowed people to
    communicate without spending a fortune on phone bills.
    
    When you route your netmail message to a friend, you can send it
    to your uplink, and he or she will do likewise.  Ultimately, your
    message will make it to one of our Star systems.  From there, your
    netmail will be sent on it's way to one of the Star system's links
    who handles the area your mail is destined for.  
    
    Our Star systems maintain 'internal' routing charts that are updated
    when any major mail system in Fidonet goes down or leaves Fidonet. 
    Mail traffic is typically traded between the Star systems every few
    minutes, insuring quick delivery between systems.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Returning Nodes:
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    R33 Pietro Bisanti  Milano, Italy
    
    Welcome Back!
    
    
    
    
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    The Slightly Crusty Sysop
    Sean Dennis
    1:18/200
    
    Wow, it's HOT.  It's been in the mid to upper 90s in temperature
    around here and the humidity has been terrible.  That makes working
    outside quite miserable so my lawn has been looking more ragged these
    days along with my now being employed, I just don't have a lot of
    time to do extra things these days and that's why you've not seen too
    much of me in the FG.
    
    But recent events here in Fidonet have prompted me to write down my
    thoughts.  With the change of editorialship in the Fidonews, I think
    Fidonet has made a great stride in improving itself.  It is nice to
    see someone or several "someones" make a command decision to clean up
    the infection that has invaded Fidonet.  I think that Gary Perkins,
    while I don't know him very well, was and is an excellent choice to
    be editor.  I believe that he will bring much needed impartiality and
    levelheadedness to Fidonews and Fidonet.  I also appreciate Ross
    Cassell's participation in this.  Ross, who is my RC, and I have not
    always seen eye-to-eye on many things but I feel that he and others
    did the right thing.
    
    When I originally started the FidoGazette, it was my intention to
    have this newsletter do what the Fidonews was then unable to
    accomplish due to its editor.  While I am no longer directly involved
    in many things Fidonet, I hope that people continue to enjoy the
    Fidogazette.  However, if it is decided to shut down the FG in favor
    of unifying under the Fidonews, I can understand that and am happy
    that all of you who read and participate in the Fidogazette have done
    so and will continue to participate.
    
    Fidonet needs to be more unified in order to survive and prosper in
    today's society.  This forceful step that was taken was a major step
    in the right direction and I wish Gary well with his editorialship.
    
    I honestly thought I'd never see the Fidonews go from being someone's
    bully pulpit to being what it was before: Fidonet's official news
    outlet.
    
    I am glad to have been proven wrong.
    
    As always, your comments are welcomed but your flames are not.  I
    prefer to be contacted via netmail at 1:18/200 but you can also
    contact me via email at sysop@kd5col.info.
    
    (This column is entirely of my own opinion and does not reflect the
    opinions of anyone else including the Fidogazette's editor.)
    
    
    
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                                  The Old School Toolbox
    
                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
                         Strengthening the FIdonet Bond
    
    It seems that for the last year or so in this space I've been
    talking to you about backup plans and personal security.  I intend
    to return to the subject of backup plans and strategies again, but
    I'd like to give some attention to a subject I discussed in the
    January 2011 issue.  
    
    From the dawn of Fidonet it's been said that the nodelist and
    Fidonews are the glue that holds the net  together.  Yet I can tell
    you that from the point of view of an old carpenter often there's
    a little more than glue needed to create a good bond.  Good
    carpenters either use glue and screws, or glue and nails. 
    Metalworkers braze weld or solder, glue isn't that effective with
    metals.  But, we in Fidonet are more akin to wood, which comes from
    living organisms, in other words, trees.  Our network springs from
    living organisms too, the people who use our net to communicate,
    funny that's a topic I keep coming back to in this space too.  In
    fact, to me that bit about communication among people is why we're
    all here.
    
    So let me talk with you a bit about that other fastener that holds
    our net together, which, like that glue which is made up of
    Fidonews and the nodelist helps hold it all together.  Whether you
    want to consider it a nail or a screw is your choice, but it's as
    important for a good bond as those two components of the glue. 
    That fastener is netmail, routed or otherwise, it makes no
    difference what flavor of netmail, but netmail is supposed to be
    what it's all about.  It is the reason Fidonet was originally
    developed.  Echomail and file distribution came later.  
    
    I'm going to take a bit of a flier here  and state that most
    Fidonet sysops these days rarely bother with their netmail area. 
    If they use a system which has at its heart a dynamic mailer they
    figure that netmail area is just a place for the mails that point
    to bundles of mail and files to be sent.  they look at their
    favorite echoes and local message areas, check out the logs to see
    who has uploaded or downloaded what, maybe validate a new user or
    two, but the netmail area just sits there, after all it's the
    province of their mail moving software.  Does this sound like you?
    
    First, I'd like you to rethink that position a little bit.  I made
    some arguments for this in the January issue of this fine
    publication, which hinge on the concept that Fidonet systems should
    be able to communicate with each other by Fidonet.  An echo
    moderator trying to resolve an issue should be able to communicate
    with any sysop carrying his/her echo via netmail.  Moderators who
    are not themselves sysops should be able to interact with sysops
    and echo users via routed netmail.  Even though the internet is
    often our transport mechanism of choice, internet email addresses
    may not be easy for someone to find, but, by participating in an
    echomail conference specs say that your system address *must*
    appear in that origin line, as well as in path and seen-by lines,
    and other places as well.  IF you haven't seen it, have a look at
    the January 2011 issue for a more in depth look at this.  
    
    What else should you do in addition to checking out your netmail
    area once in awhile?  Send a piece of routed mail to a Fidonet
    friend occasionally, just to make sure you've got good  connections
    and that there are no technical problems with routed mail.  I know
    of one major system that has a lot of users that has some technical
    difficulties with netmails sent from it, or did have as of last
    winter.  
    
    As I argued earlier, both in this piece and the January piece, the
    ability to communicate via Fidonet mail is crucial if we wish to
    remain a viable active network.  
    
    What else should you do to assure netmail connectivity?  Here are
    a few other hints for you.  
    
    Make sure that your preferred method of Fidonet access can see
    netmail addressed to all the akas you hold, i.e. if you are
    involved with more than one Fidonet technology network, make sure
    your system recognizes and can enable you to respond properly to
    mail sent to any of your akas.  
    
    For folks who have more than one Fidonet address this is doubly
    important.  For example, a coordinator (anyone with a 0 after the
    slash in his/her address) should be able to see netmail address to
    any of those, and respond appropriately.  If you are, for example,
    NC of net 290, and your primary address is 1:290/10 you should be
    able to see netmail addressed to either 1:290/0 or 1:290/10.  
    
    Just as important, you want to make sure that you post using the
    proper address.  Again I'll use net 290 as the example, since it
    doesn't exist anymore.  If you're posting with your coordinator's
    hat on in your net's sysop echo you will probably want to be sure
    that your 1:290/0 address is shown, where if you're just chatting
    about who's going to attend the pizza party you might wish to post
    as 1:290/10.  This way folks who receive communications from you
    with your official hat on can readily discern what's going on. 
    This is even more true when interacting with those you administer
    via netmail.  
    
    To sum up, it's nice to have good glue such as our nodelist and
    Fidonews, but a stronger bond is achieved when using additional
    fasteners to strengthen that bond.  In the case of Fidonet, that
    additional fastener is to be found in your netmail area.  It
    behooves us all to make sure that we have functional routed netmail
    capability, and can actually see and respond to netmails sent to
    our systems.
    
    
    
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      F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
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    A Non-traditional Clam Sauce and Linguine
    by Janis Kracht, 1:261/38
    
    This clam sauce is more in the style of my 'northern-Italian' family
    rather than the Sicilian side.  When I make a Sicilian clam sauce, I
    use a lot of extra-virgin olive oil and a lot of garlic, fresh
    Italian parsley and clam juice.  I wanted a lighter and different one
    for some guests that were coming to dinner, and this recipe was
    perfect.
    
    Ingredients:
    2 dozen fresh clams
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    pinch red pepper flakes 
    handful fresh Italian parsley
    1 onion, sliced thin
    1 cup dry white wine
    4 tablespoons butter
    juice from 1 lemon 
    salt, pepper
    
    Discard any clams with broken shells.  Scrub the remaining clams well
    and put in a bowl of salted water for about 10-15 minutes to remove
    sand.
    
    Heat the olive oil in a large 10-inch sauce pan and add the garlic. 
    Saute lightly until golden.  Give the oil a sprinkle of red pepper
    flakes (more or less to taste), add the parsley, the onion slices and
    then add the clams.  Add the wine, cover and steam for about 5-6
    minutes.  Check to make sure all the clams have opened and released
    their juices, discarding any that haven't opened.  
    
    Reduce the heat to low and add the butter and lemon juice. 
    Remove from the heat once the butter melts, giving the pan a good
    stir.  Taste and add a touch of salt and pepper.
    
    To make the clams easier to eat, carefully (they'll be hot!) remove
    the top half of the clam shells on about half the clams.
    Serve with Linguine and freshly grated peccorino cheese.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Window, Mac  and Linux Keyboard Shortcuts 
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    1.  Add a Bookmark
    
    Windows PC: Ctrl + D 
    Mac: Apple key  + D
    Linux KDE  Firefox: Ctrl +D
    
    2. Delete Forever
    
    Windows PC: Shift + Delete
    
    
    3. Close Browser 
    
    Windows PC: Alt + F4 
    Linux KDE : Alt + f4
    
    5. Find Files or Folders
    
    Windows PC: Window key + F 
    Mac: Apple key + F
    Linux KDE : Search for text in browser content:  Ctrl + F
    
    
    6. Change Zoom Level
    
    Windows PC: ctrl + scroll mouse wheel 
    Mac: Apple key + plus sign; Apple key + minus sign
    Linux KDE : ctrl + plus sign, ctrl + minus sign 
    
    7. Reopen Previous Tab in Browser/Open New Tab
    
    Windows PC Previous tab: Ctrl + Shift + T 
    Mac Previous tab: Apple key + Z
    Linux KDE : Open New Tab: ctrl + t
    
    8. Switch Between Open Programs 
    
    Windows PC: Alt + Tab 
    Mac: Apple key + Tab
    Linux KDE : Switch between Desktops: Click on session window in status bar
    
    9. Take a Screen Shot
    
    Windows PC: Print Screen (then paste [Ctrl + V] into a Word document) 
    Mac: Apple key + Shift + 3
    Linux KDE : [Print Screen]
    
    10. Refresh a Webpage
    
    Windows PC: F5, or Ctrl + R 
    Mac: Apple key + R
    Linux KDE: ctrl + R
    
    11. Go to a Previous Location in Browser
    
    Windows PC: Alt + [right arrow]
    Mac: Apple key +  [left brace]
    
    12. Spelling/Grammar Check 
    
    Windows PC or Mac: F7
    Linux KDE: In a console, type look  you want to check
    Example:
    $] look type
    type
    type's
    typecast
    typecasting
    typecasts
    [...]
    
    13. Add "http://www" to Your Browser's Address Bar 
    Type the webpage you'd like to go to (for example, type "Google"), 
    then press the following keys to add the
    "http://www." to the beginning and ".com" to the end.
    
    Windows PC: Ctrl + Enter 
    Mac: Apple key + Enter
    
    14. Select the Address Bar When you want to type a new URL into your
    browser, the shortcut below will easily select the address bar for you:
    
    Windows PC: Ctrl + L, or F6 
    Mac: Apple key + L
    Linux KDE: ctrl + L
    
    15. Launch the Windows Start Menu 
    Just tap the keys below for an easy way to view your Start Menu options.
    
    Windows PC: Window key, or Ctrl + Esc
    
    
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    		 B B S    S O F T W A R E    L I S T
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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.
             
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    |Software: Author     |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes      Help Node|
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     ==> 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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    		 B B S  L I S T I N G S
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    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
    !!!        G A Z E T T E   B B S   L I S T        !!!
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    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.
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    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
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    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
    Software.....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
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    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 (standard 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).
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    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.......Shenk's Express
    FidoAddress..1:275/100
    Phone........757-233-9860
    Software.....SBBS
    OS...........WIN XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access
    Telnet.......shenks.synchro.net
                 This site is the coordinator for Battlenet, a large
                 BRE league with 7 BRE games.  Also hosting 2 FE
                 league games. 
    
    System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
    FidoAddress..1:340/400
    Phone........none
    Software.....sbbs 3.15b (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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    Richard Webb 1:116/901 (Old School ToolBox), and Sean Dennis 1:18/200
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    there is a sparcity of articles for the 'zine.  I'd MUCH rather
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    Write an article!
    
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    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
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      To send a question to Dr. Debug, email a question to:
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      or post in the fidogazette echo!  :)
    
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      listing to:
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