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                Table Of Contents
    
    
    
    Editorial...............................2
    New/Returning SysOps....................3
    Old School ToolBox......................4
    Visting Gettysburg, PA..................5
    Cooking: Even SysOps Have to Eat........6
    BBS SoftWare List.......................7
    FidoGazette BBSList.....................8
    Info (How to Submit an Article).........9
    
    
    
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    Just so you know, Michiel van der Vlist has changed the rules of the
    IPV6 message echo.  Now these changes may may only be applied to my
    system, but who knows.
    
    He's published his new rules in the echo, and essentially the rules
    now state that I at least can't connect any out of zone members to
    his echo.  I have 3 'out of zone' downlinks here who get that echo
    from me, so I'd decided to just remove it.
    
    I've decided to hold off a little bit with removing the echo.
    We'll see what happens in the next few days.    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Returning Members:
    
    R19 Thomas Stover Alabama
    
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                                  The Old School Toolbox
    
                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
           Connectivity, Fidonet's forte but more work needed
    
    In this column over the last couple of years I've discussed tools
    and techniques from the days of Fidonet's prime, with an eye toward
    using them in today's Fidonet environment.  Some of what I'm going
    to discuss in the next couple of columns is a springboard off of
    those, and ideas I've expressed in the Fidogazette and other
    echoes.  
    
    First, as you know, I participate in a few usenet forums relating
    to my profession.  Even were I broadband connected, I still prefer
    usenet and Fidonet with the offline capability to web based forums
    which are often slow to load, and where finding that which you wish
    to read and respond to cumbersome and time consuming.  Every now
    and then in those groups you'll find somebody who hosts a web based
    forum coming in asking the leading luminaries in the subject who
    are known well on Usenet to please please lend your communicating
    skills on the topic to my web forum.  Some of their target audience
    responds that they already participate in one or two web forums as
    well as Usenet, others just flat refuse.  After all, their on the
    go computing device can connect to usenet from anywhere, they can
    download the content of interest to them and read it while
    traveling to the next gig, or whenever they're inclined, even if
    there's no wireless hotspot or other connection available.  
    
    Meanwhile we in Fidonet offer a variety of ways to access our
    forums.  If your favorite way to get your discussion fix is nntp
    numerous systems offer Fidonet via nntp, or newsreader.  There is
    becoming a point; qwk packets; read online via the web or telnet,
    etc.  
    
    When I talk to a lot of these web forum moderator/hosts I find they
    don't know how to make their discussion group available via nntp or
    an internet email list.  Chances are the folks providing the server
    for their forum don't offer it, because they don't know how either. 
    
    We in Fidonet can show them the way to get the participants they
    want, even if those participants aren't going to fight through the
    slow loading pages with all the graphics popups and advertisements
    that these busy people aren't willing to wade through, but the
    chances that they'll go for a concept such as echomail are slim. 
    After all, the feed cut if necessary is a double edged sword,
    especially if you have to go up the chain of links a bit to
    implement it.  In addition to this, that feed cut can easily be
    circumvented by the problem user, but we've hashed that out in this
    column before in my series on echo management for new moderators a
    year or so back.  
    
    Tom Henderson of system Enhancement associates, (yes you remember
    him, one of the great founders of Ifna) gave us a possible
    solution.    It's called Groupmail.  Groupmail worked on the
    principle that a message was only seen once, after it had been
    vetted by the moderator.  The only systems that might handle a
    message twice were those between the originating system and this
    "top star" as they called it.  Even if those systems handled the
    message twice, it was not available to users of the message base
    directly *until* the moderator had seen it, and allowed it to be
    actually posted.  
    
    Groupmail may just be the tool we need to get these web forum hosts
    to link specialized forums to Fidonet to bring in our users, and
    other users who would participate but for one reason or another
    refuse to use the www interface.  
    
    Group is still available.  Our good editrix has it available on her
    system, so if you're inclined to develop Fidonet tools download it,
    have a look at the docs.  It will be quite apparent what needs
    updated about groupmail's operation.  I'll touch on some of the
    major points, then next time discuss its operation in greater
    detail along with some thoughts on how it could work in today's
    Fidonet environment.
    
    The first thing that needs an upgrade for Group is that it needs to
    support other archivers just as our modern echomail processors do. 
    Groupmail was written by the folks who brought us the arc
    archiver.  Sea and Pkware fought a court battle over Pkware's
    predecessor to pkzip, pkarc.  Although Sea won the court battle,
    they lost the war for the hearts minds and hard drive space on file
    repositories the world wide over.  You don't see many .arc archives
    in those parts, but you sure see a lot of zip compatible archives. 
    Zip has joined the gui generation with winzip.  You don't see
    winarc anywhere around now do ya?
    
    There are a couple other small points that may be stumbling blocks
    to the implementation of Groupmail in today's fidonet, but they're
    easily overcome.  They're especially easy to overcome for BInkd
    systems with the special mailbox subdirectories, etc.  
    
    Finally, remember, I'm not a programmer.  I'm what we call an
    appliance operator in the ham radio world.  my only contribution to
    such an undertaking is that of an idea man.  That's the only skill
    I bring to the table.  
    
     
    
    
    
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    Visiting Gettysburg, PA.
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    We visited the Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, PA.,
    on Wednesday and Thursday (August 31/September 1st).  This was
    actually our second visit..  We'd made our first one when our kids
    were very young (maybe 5 and 7 years old).  We couldn't visit the
    battlefield that first time, neither could we take part in many of
    the historical 'shows' at the time (if they even existed back then). 
    The kids were just too young, and I was having a bad time then kind
    of suddenly with the MS that I had.  This time was different though. 
    I was feeling great, and we'd blocked out two days to just wander
    about giving us the ability to see the entire battlefield along with
    it's monuments.
    
    Fought during the first three days of July 1863, the Battle of
    Gettysburg was one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War
    having occurred at a time when the fate of the nation literally hung
    in the balance.  Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the
    Rebellion", it was the culmination of the second and most ambitious
    invasion of the North by General Robert E.  Lee and his "Army of
    Northern Virginia".  The Union "Army of the Potomac", long the
    nemesis of Lee's army in Virginia, met the Confederate invasion at
    the Pennsylvania crossroads town of Gettysburg.  Under the command of
    Major General George Gordon Meade, the Union army fought with a
    desperation not always seen before on other battlefields.  Despite
    initial Confederate success, the battle turned against Lee on July
    3rd, and with few options remaining to him, the general ordered his
    army back to Virginia.  The Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg
    resulted not only in Lee's retreat to Virginia but an end to the
    hopes of the Confederacy for independence.
    
    At the National Military Park, we first watched the cyclorama show in
    a huge cyclorama theater.  The initial 20 minute film was narrated by
    Morgan Freeman.  The show then progresses two stories up and then one
    story down in the same building.  When the attendents saw my balance
    wasn't the best, they asked me if I'd like them to 'bring up an
    elevator' for me, rather than have me use the escalators or stairs. 
    I said, sure, by then I was exhausted enough to sissy-out .. 
    but I didn't expect an elevator..  I figured that was some term for a
    some other type of assistance device..  I was absolutely shocked when
    the floor to the side of me opened up, and an ELEVATOR (real one,
    just like the ones on other floors) pushed up through the floor, and
    opened it's doors hahaha
    
    On the third floor, the Cyclorama show displays a painting, the
    original, painted by Paul Philippoteaux in 1883.  It depicts
    "Pickett's Charge", the failed infantry assault that was the climax
    of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The painting is in the form of a
    cyclorama, a type of 360° cylindrical painting.  The intended effect
    is to immerse the viewer in the scene being depicted, often with the
    addition of foreground models and life-sized replicas to enhance the
    illusion.  Among the sites documented in the painting are Cemetery
    Ridge, the Angle, and the "High-water mark of the Confederacy".  The
    completed original painting was 22 feet high and 279 feet in
    circumference.  The version that hangs in Gettysburg, a recreation of
    the original, is 27 feet high and 359 feet in circumference, although
    that version has lost some of its size due to the ravages of time. 
    Its original size is estimated at 42 feet high and 365 feet in
    circumference.  During the viewing of this painting (which you can't
    believe, it's so beautiful), the museum supplements the painting with
    light and sound simulating warfare as various battlefields are
    mentioned in the narration.
    
    The entire cyclorama show had me near tears, it so well done.
    
    We toured the battlefield next.  When you tour the battlefield, you
    can pay for a tour guide to sit in your car and point out the
    battlesites, your can take a ride on a tour bus, or you can purchase
    a CD in the 1st floor Museum Gift Shop.  We decided to purchase a CD
    so that we could take our time with the tour and get out of our car
    when we wanted.  Ron and I were mesmerized by all the places we'd
    read about all of our lives (we're a bit of Civil-War afficionados,
    since Ron's great Grandfather was wounded seriously there (he lost an
    arm).  The most amazing thing we decided was seeing what a difference
    there was between actually seeing the battlefield as opposed to
    viewing topographical maps or pictures.  You just never got the full
    sense of awe of the distances covered, the incredible courage it took
    to charge across, or to defend some of that territory until you
    actually saw the battefield up close.
    
    Sometimes there was a sense amongst us of "my god, what were they
    thinking?" as we saw some of the sites, like Little Round Top.  The
    field where Pickett's charge went across was another site that seemed
    impossible.  You can't imagine what Lee was thinking when he ordered
    that charge.  You could see that it had to be a real act of
    desperation.
    
    The Wheat Field (that changed hands 6 times in 2 1/2 hours) and the
    Devil's Den were images that will never leave your mind once you've
    seen them.
    
    I've put some pictures my daughter took for us online on my blog if
    you'd like to see them..  you do see some of the topology in these
    pictures, but...
    
    
    
    
    
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      F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
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      Want to contribute something here?  Send recipes, articles, reviews
      etc. to janis@filegate.net, or fidogazette@filegate.net.
    
    Spicy Asian Pork 
    ================
    6 Bonless Pork Chops (about 30oz. total)
    2 Tablespoons soy sauce
    3 Tablespoons oyster sauce
    3 Tablespoons brown sugar
    1/2" piece fresh ginger
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 teaspoon 5spice powder
    1 garlic clove, mashed
    2 teaspoons Mirin
    2 teaspoons saki
    1 cut up green onion
    
    1/4 cup light chicken broth
    4 Tablespoonse ketchup
    4 Tablespoons peanut oil
    1 or two bunches Pok Choy leaves
    
    Cut the port chops in half lengthwise.  Place in bowl and add the
    soy, oyster sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, cinnamon stick and
    5spice powder, saki, mirin and green onion.  Poke each piece of meat
    with a knife.  After adding the above (except for the ketchup), work
    into meat for a few minutes.  Let marinate for 40 minutes.
    
    Heat the oil in a skillet or wok.  When hot, lift the pork from the
    marinade and place in the hot oil.  Brown on both sides until the
    pork is golden brown.  Add the ketchup. Cook uncovered for about
    30 minutes. If the sauce dries out too much a touch of chicken broth
    and cook until absorbed.
    
    Serve over Pok Choy leaves.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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               Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht, Sean Dennis
    
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             P=Points  E=Editor  I=Internet  U=Utility  #=Info
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             *=Software is available and may be registerable, 
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          This list contains BBS-related software that is available
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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/old/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 Janis Kracht with your information via the
     FIDOGAZETTE echo, netmail at 1:261/38 or email at janis@filegate.net.
                      
    
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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.......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. 
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    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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    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 
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    but of course you can always link into your uplink and use 
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    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 
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    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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