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                Table Of Contents
    
    
    
    Quote of the Day........................2
    Editorial...............................3
    Old School Toolbox: 
    	Connecting the Wetware, Part V......4
    Cooking: Even SysOps Have to Eat........5
    Fidonet SoftWare List...................6
    FidoGazette BBS List....................7
    Information (How to Submit an Article)..8
    
    
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    "Coincidence is The Universe’s way of remaining anonymous."
    
    -Albert Einstein
    
    
    
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    It is with great joy that I see Russell Tiedt _today_ posted in
    the ZCC Echo :)
    
    It's not that I expected him not to.  It's just that if you
    believe people like Michiel van der Vlist and Ward Dossche, Zone
    5 is a goner!  Not So!
    
    It goes without saying that the perception of Mr. Vlist and Mr.
    Dossche are once again.. wrong.
    
    It was true when Bin Li was Z6C, though even now Michiel and
    Ward like to play the 'no connection was possible' card from
    days long past.  Now they are trying to play that same card with
    Russell and Manuel Adorni (Z4C).  Rather than believe my logs
    which show Manuel polling here just about every day, they'd much
    rather ignore his connections here:
    
    - 22 Mar 19:52:52 [27369] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 22 Mar 20:53:05 [29090] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 22 Mar 21:53:03 [30512] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 22 Mar 22:52:54 [31818] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 22 Mar 23:52:58 [948] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 00:52:54 [3186] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 01:53:05 [4502] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 02:53:04 [5823] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 03:53:05 [7134] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 04:52:52 [9025] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 06:52:53 [12007] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 07:53:04 [13627] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 08:53:03 [15367] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 09:53:04 [16909] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 10:52:52 [18732] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 11:52:53 [20539] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 12:52:55 [22249] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 13:52:52 [24092] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 14:53:04 [25606] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 15:52:52 [27317] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 16:52:53 [28945] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 17:52:52 [30421] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 18:53:04 [32201] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 19:53:03 [1094] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 20:53:05 [2885] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 21:53:02 [4250] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 22:52:53 [5958] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 23 Mar 23:52:57 [7688] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 00:53:03 [9365] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 01:52:51 [10723] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 02:52:52 [12012] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 03:52:51 [13283] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 04:52:52 [14673] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 05:52:55 [16013] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 06:53:06 [17389] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 07:52:51 [19053] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 08:52:55 [20488] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 09:53:50 [21793] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 10:52:51 [23251] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 11:49:51 [24460] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 12:53:12 [26413] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 13:53:04 [28057] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 14:52:51 [29953] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 16:53:04 [1386] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 17:52:50 [3001] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 18:53:02 [5220] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 24 Mar 21:53:02 [9692] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 03 Apr 19:43:38 [7748] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 03 Apr 20:03:54 [8433] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    - 03 Apr 20:52:54 [9536] ZYZ Manuel Adorni
    
    Russell doesn't pick up here, but I know where he connects, and
    I know that he's been polling there.
    
    :)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                      The Old school Toolbox
     
                      By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
    
                     Connecting the Wetware, Part V.
    
    Last time in this space we talked about why the framers of Fidonet
    policy didn't drill too deep into the social part of the network. 
    I posited then that this was both the good news and the bad news. 
    The relative newcomer to Fidonet might think then that I'm blaming
    the principles of anarchy on which Fidonet based its operational
    considerations for its decline.  Far from it.  Other networks,
    usenet in particular holds to these principles.  
    
    Like Fidonet, Usenet survives today.  Unlike Fidonet, Usenet would
    seem to be much healthier however.  There are far more newsgroups
    than Fidonet echoes, and I would venture far more participants than
    we find in our message bases.  Not that Usenet hasn't had its
    setbacks the last few years.  IN fact, many who were active in
    their favorite newsgroups have fallen away because their internet
    service provider no longer provided access to usenet.  The service
    providers shut down their nntp services forcing users to look for
    third parties offering access through their internet connections. 
    
    Still, usenet continued to thrive during Fidonet's period of
    decline  precisely because Usenet had the support of those system
    administrators and decision makers who enjoyed Usenet access at
    their colleges and universities.  Usenet integrated itself from the
    start into uunet, and other forerunners of today's internet.  
    usenet is one of those things you could expect when you connect.  
    
    When internet service providers decided to no longer operate nntp
    servers the reason they did so was twofold.  First there were
    political concerns over intellectual property theft, and also the
    administration headaches thanks to miscreants using open ports into
    usenet to create havoc and spam newsgroups.  Still third party
    providers stepped into the void offering free or low cost nntp
    access for those left out when their service shut down its nntp
    servers.  This doesn't mean that the principle of positive anarchy
    is all good for Usenet, and bad for Fidonet.  Usenet has its own
    set of challenges thanks to these principles.  We'll explore them
    in a moment, but first, we must return to Fidonet.
    
    Fidonet, unlike Usenet had no cultural support from those who
    migrated from academia to jobs maintaining servers at telephone
    companies, cable companies and others offering broadband service to
    the public.  Fidonet after all was made up of independent system
    operators who were outside the halls of academia and government. 
    Fidonet's main problem was that it could not adapt quickly enough
    to rapidly changing conditions.  
    
    A perfect example of how Fidonet policy painted us into a corner is
    the section regarding the official weekly newsletter.  You'll note
    if you read that section that it stipulates that the Fidonews
    editor can be reached by utilizing the address 1:1/1 which seemed
    to be a good thing at the time, after all, the majority of Fidonet
    connected systems were in North America at that time.  But, even
    before Fidonet grew elsewhere the 1:1/1 address created problems. 
    Tom Jennings received permission to abandon 1:1/1 in favor of
    1:1/23 because of technical difficulties and errant mail being
    dumped on the Fidonews editor's system, which was Tom's at the
    time.  Tom advocated modifying policy to remove the wording which
    stipulated Fidonews could be reached at 1:1/1 but it never gained
    enough traction.  The next editors retained the 1:1/23 address as
    did others in zone 1.  Frank Vest tried in earnest to get the
    wording in policy changed, without success.  Then, Fidonews moved
    across the ocean to Europe.  
    
    By that point most software was improved so that it didn't
    automatically send mail whose routing was uncertain to the nominal
    zonegate for the same zone, which was the problem.  when Fidonews
    was at 1:1/1 what would happen is this:
    
    Software having no good instructions how to route mail would send
    it  to what appeared to be the nominal zonegate for zone 1, even if
    the system where it originated was in zone 1.  Mail which was
    routed to Europe might go to the zonegate for Europe, i.e. 1:2/2,
    etc.  So, if no rules to follow to send it within the same zone,
    the mail would be routed to 1:1/1.  
    
    The section of p4 regarding Fidonews was just one of the gotchas
    involved in adapting policy to meet prevailing conditions as they
    changed.Echomail was another, and the war of words regarding
    echomail policy went on for years.  Echomail policies  still aren't
    consistent throughout the network.  The only thing policy would say
    about it and still does is that echomail is just another flavor of
    mail, and should not be handled during zmh, although the later was
    more in the form of a guideline not a hard and fast rule.  Echomail
    was sort of like that substance your dog leaves in a corner of the
    yard, necessary for continued life and good health, just don't step
    in it.  Yet echomail was the primary reason our nodelist grew so
    rapidly.  Bbs systems in the large cities and the small towns
    connected up for the echomail.  It along with the file distribution
    networks were the primary motivator for sysops to link their
    systems to the net.   Unlike Usenet, Fidonet was designed around 
    the concept of person to person mail.  Usenet was designed around
    the concept of one to many communication, i.e. newsgroup articles
    on various topics.
    
    Unlike fidonet Usenet seems to maintain a much wider variety of
    discussion groups on a much broader range of topics.  The support
    of the system administrators is only part of the reason why,
    because, as many of us know, nntp servers are quickly disappearing
    from major service providers, with third parties stepping into the
    gap.  One can't blame principles of anarchy for anything other than
    the major internet service providers closing their nntp servers
    down, because Usenet maintains enough critical mass to be viable. 
    I'll explore this more next time.
    
    
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    Cooking:  Even SysOps Have to Eat!
    by Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    Fluffy Coconut Rasberry Donuts
    
    I make these in my new Sunbeam Donut maker, but you can make
    them in large muffin cups in the oven, preheated to about 400F
    
    Fluffy Coconut Rasberry Donuts
    Ingredients
    About 10-12 donuts 
    preheat donut maker, or preheat oven to 400F.
     
    1 1/2 cups non-gluten flour
    1 teaspoon guar gum
    1/2 cup sugar 
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    8 tablespoons olive oil    
    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    1/4 tsp.  salt  
    1 envelope yeast 
    1 cup coconut milk, room temperature
    1 large egg at room temperature  
    1/4 cup fresh or defrosted rasperries
    
    optional: Rasberry jam, coconut flakes 
    
    Melt butter.  Add salt to oil, and mix with butter.  In a small
    bowl, beat the egg; add milk, stir in oil mixture.  Add yeast
    and set aside.
    
    Mix flour, guar gum, sugar in another bowl.  Make a well in
    flour and add the liquid ingredients.  Stir in whole rasberries. 
    Stir to mix.  Spray donut maker or muffin-tin with oil lightly. 
    Fill cups and close unit.  Bake for 5 minutes in the donut
    maker, or in the oven for about 10 minutes.  Remove to rack to
    cool.  Repeat with the rest of the batter.
    
    To serve, warm rasberry jam slightly, spread on top of donuts
    then sprinkle with coconut flakes...  or split donuts and put in
    the middle, or..  cover with confectioners sugar.
    
    
    
    
    
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                        FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING
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                            BBS Software List
    
                          Updated 6 March 2012
    
                    Maintained by Andrew Leary (1:320/119)
               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,
               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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     ==> 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://binkd.grumbler.org
                          |     | gul@gul.kiev.ua 2:463/68
                          |     | v.0.9.11
                          |     | v.1.0.5xx (alpha)
                          |     | ftp://cvs.happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft/mailer
                          |     |      /binkd/
                          |     |http://www.filegate.net/r50/aftnbinkd/
    
     D'Bridge             |MTCPE|http://www.net229.org/dbridge.htm 1:1/130
       Nick Andre         |I    | v3.78 on Mar 6 2012
    
     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/
                          |EO?  | 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/
                          |     | crashmail.html
    
     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.GPL on Mar 8 2008
                          |     | v1.64.0.17 (Beta) on Sep 27 2011
    
     JetMail: JetSys      |TU   |http://www.jetsys.de  js@jetsys.de
      (ATARI ST only)     |     | v1.01 on Jan 1st 2000
    
     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
    
    
     WWIVToss             |T    |http://www.weather-station.org/wwiv/
                          |     | v1.50 on 23 May 2011
    
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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://www.mbse.eu/bbsing/mbsebbs 2:280/2802
                          |     | mbroek@mbse.eu
                          |     | v0.95.14 on Dec 14 2011
    
     Meltdown BBS         |UIO  |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/
                          |     | v1.0b on Apr 26 2004
    
     Mystic BBS           |BO*  |http://www.mysticbbs.com
                          |     | http://wiki.mysticbbs.com
                          |     | v1.09 on Oct 17 2011
    
     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
                          |     | v3.7 on Jan 1, 2010
    
     Synchronet BBS       |BTIO |http://www.synchro.net         1:103/705
                          |     | v3.15b on 8 Oct 2011
    
     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.      |     | v6.4 AUP 454.1 on Aug 1 2011
    
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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/tinytic.html
                          |     |                               1:120/544
    
     VIReq                |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/vireq.html
                          |     |                               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://vbsoft.dhakota.org
                          |     | d@dhakota.org
                          |     | Last update: Apr 11 2008
    
     WWIVEdit             |DE   |http://www.weather-station.org/wwiv/
                          |     | v3.0 on 27 Jun 2011
    
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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
    
     FidoIP               |PO   |http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/fidoip/
                          |     | v.1.0.5 on Dec 2010
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    ==> SYSOP MAIL EDITORS
    
     GoldEd+              |EO   |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                          |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Mar 20 2011
                          |     | 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
    
     Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                          |     | crosser@average.org
    
     Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                          |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                          |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001
    
     JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/jamnntpd.html
                          |     |                               1:120/544
    
     Luckygate            |UO   | ftp://happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft/gate/lgate
                          |     | gul@gul.kiev.ua
    
     MakeNL               |UO   |http://makenl.sourceforge.net
                          |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
    
     RNtrack              |U    |hhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/ftrack-as
                          |     |2:5080/102
                          |     |stas_degteff@users.sourceforge.net
                          |     | v1.32 on Apr 29 2011
    
     TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                          |     | transnet/index.html
                          |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                          |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007
    
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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 weekly in the FidoNews.
    
     If you have corrections, suggestions or additions to the information
     above, please contact Andrew Leary with your information via the
     FIDONEWS echo or netmail at 1:320/119.
    
    
    
    
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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.......Outpost BBS
    FidoAddress..1:18/200
    Software.....ProBoard
    OS...........OS/2
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......A guest accoount is available if you just want
                 to look around (no message posting).  Full 
                 access requires registration and validation.
    Telnet.......outpost.slyip.net
    WWW:.........http://kd5col.info
                 Web-based (full capability) BBS access is 
                 available on website via fTelnet.
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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.......The Positronium Repository
    FidoAddress..1:393/68
    Phone........337-984-4794
    Software.....POTS: WildCat + Telnet: Synchronet
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
    Telnet.......cmech.dynip.com
    www:.........http://cmech.dynip.com
                 Access to live File Areas only,
                 over 37,000 files at 13GB in library  ;-) 
                 Home for BFDS, APOD (BBS is Filebase.BBS)
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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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