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                Table Of Contents
    
    
    
    Quote of the Day...........................2
    Editorial..................................3
    Old School ToolBox.........................4
    Collecting Gold?...........................5
    Jason Scott's New Documentary Ideas........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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    You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. -- Indira Gandhi
    




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    In this issue, Richard discusses Groupmail.  It's available
    under BBBS if you set it up in the inet.bbb file.
    
    Essentially you create a mailing list with BBBS's inet.bbb file. 
    Some fidonet people might shudder at the idea of a mailing list,
    but they do have their purpose.
    
    You can send the same message to multiple receivers using this
    method..  To each his own :)
    
    Speaking of which, you have to wonder if a mailing list can be
    an inherently "bad thing".
    
    I've seen some recent posts about my Newsletter subscriptions to
    Fidonews (http://www.fidonews.ca/) and FidoGazette
    (http://www.filegate.net/) in the FidoNews Echo, by Lee Lofaso,
    as being some type of "unworthy" mailing list...
    
    I would suppose because of his feelings about this, that he
    doesn't use the internet at all to contact the BBS he posts
    from?
    
    Does this person dial up Sweden on a phone/modem to post from
    Bjorn Felten's system?  I rather think not.
    
    At both sites mentioned above, one signs up for either or both
    newsletters, and then you'll receive the original _archive_ as
    an email file attach that would normally be released with TIC or
    one of it's relatives as a netmail file attach.
    
    Neither newsletter is released in unarchived 'list' format.  Who
    would want that?  :) Now, if someone asks me to do something
    like that, I could do that, but I haven't seen a need.
    
    I suppose that Lee Lofaso just doesn't like the fact that people
    might want to use an Internet tool they've got running on their
    desktop, instead of using Fidonet Technology to grab Fidonews
    (heaven forbid someone might want to read FidoGazette! ).
    
    Hey, Lee..  this IS 2011.  Fidonet can live very happily _using_
    the internet without feeling shortchanged..
    
    As a matter of fact, Fidonet has been "using the internet" for
    over 20 years with Binkp, ftp, and telnet with our Internet
    mailers...  but I guess Lee doesn't consider those an internet
    protocol, even though BINKP's protocol has been listed in
    Linux's /etc/services file for YEARS!
    
    BinkP was listed in the linux /etc/services file when I switched
    to Linux from OS/2, in about 1993..  No doubt it was listed
    there even before that date.
    
    No, I think given some of Lee Lofaso's other posts that he just
    has no clue in general, certainly about sensibility or about
    practicality.
    
    Anyway, this ed. was a good enough reason to post those links to 
    the subscription forms again.  :)
    
    
    
    
    
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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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		       Collecting Gold?

		    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    If you've been collecting old gold jewelry now may be a good time to
    sell.
    
    Thinking of selling some of the gold articles in your home for cash?
    A few tidbits of information, which might help you decide one way or
    the other as to whether to sell or not.
    
    As you probably know, gold prices are quoted in troy ounces and the
    purity of the gold is determined by the carats.
    
    To calculate the approximate value of your gold piece:
    
    If the current price of gold is $1850, divide the current price of
    gold by 31.10.  This will tell you the approximate price of gold per
    gram.  Now take your gold piece and weigh it.  One pound (the kind we
    use in a grocery store and on the bathroom scale) is approximately
    454 grams (or one ounce equals approximately 28.35 grams).  Calculate
    the number of grams.  You now know the gold price per gram.
    
    Second, determine the purity of the gold.  If it is 24 KT then it is
    almost pure gold so you can use the amount calculated above.  If it
    is 18KT it is 75% gold, 14 KT is 58.33% gold 10KT is 41.67% gold. 
    Multiply the % gold times the price per gram calculated above.
    
    Here is a sample calculation: If the gold price is $1850 and your
    bracelet is 14KT gold and weighs 2 ounces Price of gold per gram
    $59.48 ($1850/31.10)
    
    28.35 (grams in an ounce) x 2 (number of ounces) x .4167 (purity of
    the gold) = 23.63
    
    Price of gold per gram $59.48 x 23.63 grams and purity of the gold =
    bracelet value $1405.51
    
    Of course, the dealer will subtract his profit from that. You can
    take your jewelry to several places and see how prices vary.  If the
    price seems low, you don't have to sell.  Just remember that everyone
    (you, the buyer, and the company that melts the gold or auctions the
    jewelry) will all get part of the cash.

    
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		    Jason Scott's New Documentary Ideas

		by Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    Site of the day, for those who enjoyed Jason Scott's BBS
    Documentary:
    
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/textfiles
    /the-jason-scott-documentary-three-pack
    (wraps)
    
    Jason is seeking funding for three new projects:
    
        = The 6502, a documentary about the MOS 6502 chip and the art of
          assembly language programming.
        = Tape, a meditation on the medium of tape, its rapid falling out of
          favor, and the nature of recording our lives and loss.
        = Arcade, a video podcast series about the place of arcades, these
          worlds we enter to have fun with machines.
    
    Why all three at once?  As Jason puts it, fundraising all three
    projects allows him to go to a state or country and "do all I
    need" at once, which will save time and money.
    
    Financial resources aside, Jason also mentions that he's racing
    the clock for his interviews.  He states, "Already a half-dozen
    people who I interviewed for my films are gone, and there were
    another handful who had died a year or two before my filming
    began.  And there's my clock as well - making documentaries is
    pretty demanding and I'd like to bring all these subjects to
    bear before moving on to other endeavors."
    

    Good luck to you Jason, on these new documentaries.  
    I'm looking forward to his 6502 series :)
    
    
    
    
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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.
    
    Best Chocolate Pudding
    by Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    Chocolate Cornstarch pudding
    4-5 umm generous servings.
    (some people get 6 servings out of this, never happens here!)
    
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    3 cups whole milk
    6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, 
     or bittersweet Dark Chocolate
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    
    Combine the cornstarch, sugar and salt in the top of a double boiler.
    Slowly whisk in the milk, scraping the bottom and sides with a
    heatproof spatula to incorporate the dry ingredients.  Place over
    gently simmering water and stir occasionally, scraping the bottom and
    sides.  Use a whisk as necessary should lumps begin to form.  After 15
    to 20 minutes, when the mixture begins to thicken and coats the back
    of the spoon, add the chocolate.  Continue stirring for about 2 to 4
    minutes, or until the pudding is smooth and thickened.  Remove from
    the heat and stir in the vanilla.
    
    Pour into a serving bowl or into a large measuring cup with a spout
    and pour into individual serving dishes.
    
    If you like pudding skin, pull plastic wrap over the top of the
    serving dishes or bowl before refrigerating.  To avoid the pudding
    skin, place plastic wrap on top of the pudding and smooth it gently
    down against the surface before refrigerating.  Refrigerate for at
    least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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               Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht, Sean Dennis
    
             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, 
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          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,
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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, 1:261/38, or janis@filegate.net
     Wouldn't you like to take over this list and help me out a
     little? :)
                      
    
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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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