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                Table Of Contents
    
    
    
    Quote of the Day........................2
    New/Returning SysOps....................3
    Old School Toolbox: 
    	Connecting the Wetware, Part VII....4
    Cooking: 2012 Cooking Echo Picnic:
    	Date Set & More Info................5
    Fidonet SoftWare List...................6
    FidoGazette BBS List....................7
    Information (How to Submit an Article)..8
    
    
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    "But the bounty of capitalism has at least one downside. It does
    not automatically produce what people really need; it produces what
    they think they need, and are willing [and able] to pay for."
    
    ~George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller, 
    Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy
    
    
    
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    New and Returning SysOps
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    Data Collected from filegate.net and
    http://www.filegate.net/zone1/
    
    In The Works!
    
    
    Region 10  Jason Arnold   Sun Valley, NV
    Region 11  Shawn Bush     Bay City, MI
    Region 18  John Kelly     South Carolina
    
    Welcome !!
    
    [Send application information from your site to
    janis@filegate.net if you would like it included
    here.  Include Region, Name, location, and status
    if known, and whether the node is New or Returning.]
    
    
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                          The Old School Toolbox
    
                      By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
                    Connecting The Wetware Part VII.
    
    Again, if you just tuned in, we're talking about Fidonet's primary
    reason for being when it was created, connecting people to people
    via bulletin board systems.  If you've just stumbled across this
    publication, go back five issues, read my column in those issues,
    then this one.  To sum up, I left you last time discussing Fidonet
    policy and the driving force behind the assumption made in its
    development, being lowest cost, and how some of those assumptions
    were wrong.  Not just were they wrong for people in other zones,
    but they didn't fit entirely even within North America.
    
    The quest for cheaper mail has always been with us in Fidonet. 
    Even before echomail the organization of Fidonet was primarily
    intended to lower costs.  Remember back then it was all about
    person to person mail, no echomail conferences, no file
    distribution.  
    
    Bulletin board systems, like everything else were more prevalent in
    the metropolitan areas.  This meant that a sysop in Los Angeles
    might find himself sending more than one message to another
    metropolitan area on any given day.  In the beginning, let's say
    that sysop in los Angeles had two messages for St. Louis.  He would
    place two phone calls to St. Louis to drop off his mail at the
    destination system if he had two messages, or three, etc.  
    
    Enter routing, and of course the concept of nets, and two
    dimensional addressing, i.e. net/node.  This enabled that system in
    Los Angeles to bundle all of his mail for St. Louis and place one
    toll call.  Your routing host would then deliver mail to the
    systems in his locale.  For outbound mail everybody was on his/her
    own, although some nets instituted an outbound system to handle
    outgoing mail from the net, with everybody kicking in his share of
    the costs for the toll calls.  This then was the forerunner of the
    cost recovery plan.  
    
    Within a short period of time all this would drastically change
    again, not just with the addition of zones (not really relevant for
    our discussion here) but with the development of echomail. 
    Echomail radically changed everybody's outlook on the net, and was
    the big drawing card to get more systems linked into Fidonet. 
    Echomail of course couldn't be routed, and policy even before p4
    stated this explicitly.  But there was still that quest for cheaper
    mail.  In the southeastern U.S. Redcon was developed, a system
    would use out dialing watts lines to deliver mail to a variety of
    places.  Then there was Jedcon, if i"m remembering correctly an in
    watts service which did the same thing.  In those salad days of
    echomail there were dreams of a satellite service such as
    Planetconnect became, but the costs were prohibitive.  
    
    Enter Pc Pursuit.  Telenet, a company involved in providing long
    distance digital communication over leased lines developed a
    service which fit the noncommercial networks like a glove, or so it
    seemed.  Use their leased long lines after business hours and on
    weekends to reach out dials in other cities, and dial up systems in
    the out dial city.  Pay your flat fee, get access at 1200 baud to
    all sorts of places without the meter running.  For those who
    wanted to carry a wide variety of echomail conferences and who
    happened to be in locations served by PC Pursuit mail routing
    suddenly became a nonissue.  Just join Pc Pursuit with its flat
    monthly fee, and hello cheap echomail!
    
    Redcon and Jedcon served those not in Pc Pursuit cities, if they
    wanted to pay the fee to connect up.  Cost recovery plans were
    implemented to serve nets whether the feed was via pcp or from just
    dialing out for mail, and those who argued that geography and its
    assumptions didn't fit everybody were essentially ignored.  In
    fact, there were attempts afoot to hard code geography into
    echomail distribution policy as well.  Still, like most things, the
    status quo wasn't to remain for very long.  
    
    Modem speeds were increasing, 2400 baud modems were affordable, and
    PC Pursuit didn't upgrade its services to 2400 baud in many places. 
    Then Telenet changed the pricing structure for PC Pursuit services,
    put a cap on time used forcing one to deal with a running meter
    after the cap was exceeded, but not enabling sysops to meter their
    own usage.  Suddenly Pc Pursuit was no longer the great deal it had
    been, and the hunt for cheaper echomail was on again.  By that time
    if one looks at FIdonews one finds no references to the Redcon and
    Jedcon systems.  Whether their operators just burned out and pulled
    the plug, or they never had enough of a user base to be cost
    effective can't be determined by looking at Fidonews.  Apparently,
    with the demise of PC Pursuit as a viable method of moving the mail
    everyone was once again on his/her own.  
    
    By the early 1990's some folks such as Randy Bush were already
    using the internet as a carrier of mail, as Randy was using it to
    provide zonegate services to Europe thanks to a special agreement. 
    Of course, in those days there were restrictions on its use, and
    the Internet wasn't ubiquitous in those years.  Major echomail hubs
    still moved the mail via regular phone lines with the meter
    running, often with the systems picking up mail from the big hubs
    picking up the tab and passing on the costs to those they fed.  
    
    At this point we see the dream of satellite distribution realized
    in Planetconnect.  That tvro dish could be repurposed to picking up
    the echomail for your local network.  At certain times of the day
    if your satellite was aimed appropriately and your software up and
    running your hard drive would start spinning as you received the
    Fidonet backbone, file distribution areas, and a bunch of Usenet
    traffic.  If you had mail or files to go out you dialed Tennessee
    or one of the nodes that fed them.  Planetconnect did wonderful
    things for echomail and file distribution, but the first holes
    started appearing in the world of routed person to person mail.  
    Next time, we'll discuss how fragmented distribution systems and
    related issues had a big impact on how people viewed Fidonet
    policy, and subsequent attempts to change it.
    
    
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    Cooking Echo Picnic, 2012
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    Plans for the Cooking Echo Weekend Picnic continue!
    
    Dates:  July 19,20,21, 22
    
    Location: 2682 Slaterville Road, Slaterville Springs, NY
    at the new home of Janis and Ron Kracht.
    It's about 9 or 10 minutes from Ithaca NY.
    
    Things going on in Ithaca that weekend:
    Grassroots Festival
    http://tinyurl.com/ml4wwq
    
    Information about the area: History and some interesting facts
    about the town of Caroline and it's Artesian wells, and more:
    
    http://tinyurl.com/6wbblab
    
    ***Now, because of the Grass Roots festival, you're urged to get
    rooms at various hotels and B&B's as soon as possible for that
    weekend.
    
    We can put up a few people in our home.. we have an extra
    bedroom, floor space in the living room (ouch for you..  but it
    does have a GREAT thick carpet :)), and we have a clean, heated,
    dry basement.
    
    For parking at the house we have a shared driveway with the house
    next door, but there should be room for a few visitors, certainly
    no problem during the day.  We can also pick people up at their
    hotels, etc.
    
    Parking will be no problem on the street according to Town Hall
    for say 4 cars, plus if necessary 4 more cars can be parked in
    the Town Hall Parking lot.  All I will need to do in that case is
    keep track of who is parked there on Thursday and Friday
    (business days) in case a car needs to be moved (for emergency
    purposes, etc.  which is unlikely).
    
    The town hall itself which is just a few doors down from our
    house (address of the town hall is 2670 Slaterville Road, and our
    house is 2682 Slaterville Road).
    
    Map of the town showing town hall near our house:
    http://tinyurl.com/79fvp3c
    
    If you move to the right, with the arrows in the map about two
    houses, you'll see our house, white 1 floor structure with black
    shutters, so you can see how close it is to the Town Hall of
    Caroline.
    
    Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels and Motels in Tompson County:
    
    http://tinyurl.com/7tvemn8
    http://tinyurl.com/7ncvjkm
    
    or seach for inns, hotels, motels, etc. in Ithaca NY or Caroline
    NY.  You'll see some familiar places listed since I see
    Binghamton hotels listed on some of these links.  Binghamton is
    about 20-30 minutes from Caroline, NY and Ithaca NY.
    
    Windsor NY bed and breakfast, Pumkin Hill where some folks stayed
    at the last picnic we held, is however about 45 minutes from
    Caroline, so I think that one is too far.
    
    
    
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                         FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING
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                             BBS Software List
    
                           Updated 7 April 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    | v3.79 on Apr 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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    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
    Software.....Synchronet 3.16a
    OS...........Debian  6.0 32-bit
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                 message reading.  Message posting requires
                 validation.
    Telnet.......kingcoder.net
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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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