T h e  F i d o G a z e t t e   Volume 6 Number 10     May 15, 2012
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                Table Of Contents
    Quote of the Day........................2
    Old School Toolbox: 
    	Connecting the Wetware, Part VIII...4
    Cooking: 2012 Cooking Echo Picnic:
    	Date & More Info about Utensils.....5
    Fidonet SoftWare List...................6
    FidoGazette BBS List....................7
    Information (How to Submit an Article)..8
    FidoGazette  Vol 6 No 10			 May 15, 2012
    			 Quote of the Day
    "There is no place like home."
    ~ L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz May 15th, 1856.
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    			 E D I T O R I A L
    This week Richard continues his toolbox series giving people
    insight as to what it was like in the mid 90's trying to balance
    cost of living with "the hobby"...  before cheap(er) methods of
    communications came along...like Planet Connect..  and now of
    course the Internet..  Routed netmail, became way back then, more
    important than ever since "we" might not have had a direct
    connection to a Star system..
    The way Planet Connect satellite systems worked was for some the
    demon in disguise.. and for our net in Orange County NY, our
    savior at some 20 or 30 $ a month..compared to the the horrendous
    POTS line charges that went up to (and I'm not kidding) over 600
    dollars a month.. I mean I remember Ron telling me that if we
    figured all the $$ we'd spent in phone bills for Fidonet, we
    could have MORE than one summer home Lol. It was cheaper for me
    to connect with a node in another state than from someone in my
    own frigging county :(  but...
    The trouble with Planet Connect though was best I thought
    described by Jason Bennett in FIDONEWS Vol 11, No. 36:
           Last summer, the hubs in net 116 were told of the imminent
           arrival of a savior, the greatest thing to happen to
           Fidonet since Tom Jennings wrote Fido v1.0.  That
           (jk.. I guess we weren't alone with the LD savings )
           worshipful entity was Planet Connect, a company that would
           deliver all the mail and files you could eat at a fraction
           of the current cost.  If it sounds as though PC were made
           up to be a god, that's not far from the truth.  Planet
           Connect, so it was claimed, would deliver all the mail and
           files the net could consume for a mere $30 a month, plus
           it would soon have (cover your face in reverence!) Usenet
           newsgroups!  The cheers from the net could be heard for
           miles around.
    And Jason continues with a discussion of P4 that we all knew had
    to be dealt with..  you know, the idiot-user/sysop who had to be
    removed from the network or even just the ECHO, but now couldn't
    be (back then, just buy your own satellite dish, or today, just
    find another feed..  it's so easy.  And here's a thought for
    today..  even now idiot users (and I've had a couple like Wayne
    'what's his name' who decided to almost stalk me on my bbs)..
    sometimes action must be taken.
    I was lucky in that the sysop from whose board this gross
    trouble maker posted from, eventually was able to lock him out
    of Fidonet.
    That type problem didn't stop me when I had the chance to change
    things for net 272 in SE NY..  Before PC we could only get echos
    related to our own individual bbs package, our mailers, and some
    administrative caca..  and still our completely -honest- NEC had
    trouble keeping his books out of the red...  that was because we
    had so many darn small independent phone companies in our area
    So for us in net 272, SE NY,, my buying that satellite dish and
    figuring, hey..  this is for my system as well so I don't have
    to charge anyone anything...  worked out just fine.  Sadly
    though the worst happened when Ron's company decided we HAD to
    move to KY..
    I took the dish with us.  Luckily though once we got to KY, Bell
    South had a nice plan for people willing to test ISDN..  and I
    was ready for that one because of the work I did with
    U.S.Robotics Corp.
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 10 		 Page  3 	 May 15, 2012
    			 C O L U M N S
               The Old School Toolbox
               By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
                 Connecting The Wetware, Part VIII.
    Satellite distribution did wonderful things when it came to
    lowering the cost of echomail and file distribution access,
    especially for smaller nets.  Although it didn't do anything for
    routed person to person mail that wasn't the major problem it
    created.  Satellite distribution essentially created two
    Fidonets.  Are you shaking your head at this one?  Just follow me
    for a bit and you'll understand where I'm coming from.
    Most of the sysops who connected their bulletin boards to Fidonet
    in the early 1990's wanted the message and file echoes.  Person
    to person mail was nice, but not the drawing card.  If you doubt
    this just consider how few boards offered netmail access to
    users.  Some of us did, and promoted its use, but many, if not
    most didn't.
    Some bbs software in wide use didn't make it easy for them to do
    so.  After all, the users wanted the files to download, and the
    conferences to participate in.  Person to person private mail was
    deemed less important, no matter how much it was promoted.  some
    systems that had echomail capability offered it as an add on,
    often requiring that the mail be processed twice, once to process
    the packets into regular fido *.msg message bases, then again
    into the native format of the bbs.  This made offering netmail
    access to users impossible.  Unless the bbs system you chose was
    designed with Fidonet style networking in mind from the ground up
    offering users netmail was a problem, if not impossible to
    implement.  Many new sysops discovered Fidonet after they'd
    chosen their bbs package however, and it was sure nice to get
    that content for their users, but not nice enough that they
    wished to make a major software change.
    That new sysop took a glance at policy, after all he was supposed
    to read it, and state that he would abide by it.  From that the
    take away was that his system should answer the phone with a
    mailer at ZMH, not a big problem.  He learned who to get his
    echomail from, and what his costs for echomail and file
    distribution would be, and how to pay for it.  When he delved
    further into policy he learned that echomail, the main reason he
    showed up, was not really discussed a whole lot.  If he happened
    to be near someone who was active in Fidonet politics maybe he
    heard about it at local sysop meetings or in the local sysop
    echo, but he really didn't pay much attention.  The only thing
    that interested him was keeping his costs for file and message
    echo distribution at an absolute minimum.
    Let me illustrate with some personal experiences.  I joined
    Fidonet in 1993 as a mail only in central Iowa, net 290.  Net 290
    was blessed with Dan Buda who was quite heavily involved in
    echomail distribution, in fact becoming zec somewhere around that
    time.  Net 290 also had occasional in person sysop gatherings, as
    well as the Central Iowa Computer Users' group which sponsored
    Dan's bbs.  I became a mail only for a couple of reasons and
    switched from being a point to MO status.  They were to bring in
    special interest nets for myself and one or two other sysops. 
    Because I was mail only I became the de facto place for central
    Iowa sysops to send prospective points.  After all, a point off
    my system didn't need to fight through the busy signals caused by
    the folks playing games or leeching files.  If you wanted
    reliable automation for acquiring your daily mail fix and you
    lived in the local service area in the middle of the 515 area
    code you were steered to me.
    When Dan became ZEC the NEC took over distribution of echomail. 
    The NEC was bringing in adultlinks for his own use, as well as
    pulling the Fidonet backbone from a dish.  The NEC was also on
    the south end of the local service area for Des Moines.  This
    meant that if you lived in the northern suburbs he was a toll
    call for you.  Our NC was in the city of Des Moines itself, so he
    would handle echomail distribution for nodes in the northern tier
    suburbs, as well as handle your routed inbound and outbound
    netmail.  So, I sent my routed outbound netmail to my nc, and
    picked up my routed inbound from him.  I picked up my echomail
    from another system instead of dialing the NEC, even though the
    NEC was a local call.  This was because the other local system
    and I both participated in a special interest net, as well as
    handled echoes not carried on the backbone which I picked up from
    the west coast.  In turn, that system paid into the crp on my
    There were quite a few systems in central Iowa net at that time,
    so crp was fairly reasonable.  The NEC charged each one a flat
    fee of $7 to get echomail and files.  When you'd attend sysop
    gatherings the only discussion of anything resembling policy that
    would take place would be about the reliability of echomail, and
    its cost.  Few worried about reliability of routed netmail, but
    our NC was diligent in handling both inbound and outbound routed
    mail.  In short, a rather reliable system with reasonable cost. 
    Just pay your fee, send and receive your mail, no muss, no fuss,
    no bother.  This in turn meant no bother about global Fidonet
    policy, the big consideration for most was the reliability of
    echomail and file feeds.  The rest to most of the local sysops
    was essentially irrelevant.
    Then my employment situation changed, and I found myself moving
    back to southeastern Iowa where I grew up.  My first mission on a
    trip home was to find out what the local bbs scene had to offer,
    and who might be connected to Fidonet.  This was a local calling
    area of about 35,000 so I figured there had to be at least one
    board connected to Fidonet.  I acquired a bbs list from a friend
    and started dialing while visiting.
    Not one of the local boards was connected to Fidonet.  There was
    one board connected to a small qwk network, but it had little to
    offer me.  If I wanted Fidonet access I was going to have to either
    find a willing boss node, or bring it in myself.  When looking at
    the situation I decided that switching from mail only to publicly
    accessible bulletin board, and encouraging other boards to join
    was going to be my best option.  My travels along the learning
    curve were just about to begin in earnest with my move.  No, the
    operation of a hub wasn't my big hurdle.  Setting up Maximus to
    go along with Binkley and Squish wasn't a real problem either. 
    That learning curve was all about how Fidonet policy related to
    the humans behind the software, reliability of routed mail, and
    controlling costs.  I'd jumped from an environment where one flat
    fee took care of my echomail costs and my worries were few to
    something quite different.
    Next time, I'll continue to connect some dots for the relative
    newcomer, as well as for those who argue that policy didn't, and
    doesn't fit in their part of the Fidonet world.
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 10 		 Page  4 	 May 15, 2012
    			  F O O D:  F O R   T H O U G H T
    Fidonet Cooking Echo Picnic - Dates extended
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    The Fidonet Cooking Echo Picnic dates for 2012 are July 19, 20,
    21, 22, 23.
    In case your somewhere even close to Ithaca, NY, on that
    weekend, and think you might like to join us, here's what the
    "picnic" is like..  at least from the last time we had it here.
             *It's all about food* 
       *Whether Cooking it or Eating it*
    I'm not sure.. but I think the very first day is just about
    getting settled in hotels and such and arriving..  (Hey you :))
     Naturally, after a long trip, we figure people are going to
    be hungry..  so we try to have something ready for everyone who
    arrives that first day.  It's not necessarily how it will go
    this time, who knows..  perhaps one of the guest who arrive early
    will want to commandeer my kitchen, which is fine with me :)
    Before hand, we discuss the area restaurants and people in the
    echo mention which of them they'd like to visit..  I think the
    second day, we try to gather together as many participants as we
    can for a dinner at a restaurant we'd enjoy..  Luckily for us
    Ithaca has TONS of excellent restaurants, to suit any taste in
    food and pocketbook (a real concern, we know that :()
    But during the day .. well, people have to eat don't they :)  So
    sometimes someone who's mentioned a recipe in the echo will
    bring it to life - While this is going on, those of use who are
    so inclined watch the method involved in producing that dish in
    the midst of it's creation.
    While the work on the stove is going on, there's always the real
    happy comfortable "family" Fidonet chatter going on at the
    kitchen table.  You couldn't ask for more.  It was great to have
    immediate feedback on the foods we prepared, from the EATS at
    the table :)
    Oh I should mention that during this picnic that was here before
    some people 'called dibs' on ovens or pots that they'd need to
    make their own dish.  I know what that's like ...  some things
    have to be just right after all.  I don't have the dimensions of
    our new oven/stove at the new place yet, but I'll probably get
    them this week and post them in the cooking echo!
    I think everyone who was here before knows my extensive pots and
    pans and frying pan "collection"...  in other words, if you need
    it, (type of cookware) it's probably here..  but this time there
    is only ONE kitchen; should be no trouble there 
    Here's a partial list of what will be available. If you don't
    see something, ask :) I probably forgot I have it here somewhere
    A variety of Corningware and Pyrex glass pans of various sizes,
    8X8 square, 7X12X4 rectangular, 8" round; 
    Plastic microwave-safe rice cooker (you can cook macaroni in it as
    Pyrex mixing bowl:
    4 quart 10 inch Yellow round, no spout
    4Qt. Blue
    2Qt. white, with pouring spouts.  
    Oven/Microwave safe ceramic 5 quart bowl
    Pots and Pans
    Revereware with copper bottom:
    2 10" Revereware large frying pans
    2 9" Revereware frying pans with lids, and egg poacher.
    2, 3 1/2 qt. 6qt, 8qt. Revereware with lids (somewhere )
    Double boiler insert for 3 1/2 qt. pan.
    Dutch oven with lid
    Farberware with Stainless bottom:
    10" Farberware frying pan
    4qt. Farberware sauce pan
    2 and 3 qt. sauce pans with lids.
    Dutch oven with lid
    Wagner Cast Iron:
    6", 8", 10" skillets
    Chicken Frying pan
    4 quart sauce pan with lid
    Dutch oven with lid
    2 stainless Steel Mixing bowls, 1Quart (small) and 4Qt. (large). 
    These were from the Sunbeam mixer I had years ago.
    Atlas macaroni machine with attachments for fettuccine,
    spaghetti, wide noodles.
    Kitchenaid Professional 6qt bowl-lift Stand Mixer with dough
    hook, flat beater, wire beater, with attachments for macaroni,
    sausage stuffer, orange juicer.
    Kitchenaid K45 stand mixer. 
    I also have a ceramic oven insert that fit perfectly in one of
    my older ovens here but I'm not sure if that insert will fit in
    the oven at the new house.  That will be a drag if it doesn't
    fit :(
    Daytime's I remember we'd explore the area.. check out farmer's
    markets and such.  There is an excellent Farmers Market in
    Ithaca, just 9 or 10 minutes away from our new place.
    I expect this picnic to be even better than the last.. would be
    great if you could come as well!
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 10 		 Page  5 	 May 15, 2012
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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
      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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      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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      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://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
       http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
       http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
      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.
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 10 		 Page  6 	 May 15, 2012
    !!!        G A Z E T T E   B B S   L I S T        !!!
    By bbslist @ filegate.net    
    Send updates, changes to address above or 
    to janis @ filegate.net.
    System.......Capitol City Online
    Software.....GT Power
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
                 telnet access to GT Power BBS - same as dial-up
                 This site runs Synchronet under linux.  Requires
                 separate user registration.  Has same message
                 areas as dial-up/telnet bbs.
    System.......Christian Fellowship
    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
    System.......Lightning BBS
    Software.....Virtual Advanced
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                 message reading.  Message posting requires 
                 Thanks to VADV-PHP you can access almost 
                 everything the BBS has to offer from the
                 web, with the exception of door games.
    System.......Lionsden BBS
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
                 telnet access offers full features
                 of the standard bbs such as doors, 
                 qwkmail, Files, etc.
                 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
    System.......Outpost BBS
    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.
                 Web-based (full capability) BBS access is 
                 available on website via fTelnet.
    System.......Prism BBS
    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 access offers full features 
                 of the standard bbs such as doors,
                 qwkmail, BWmail,Files, chat, group chat,
                 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).
    System.......Roach Guts BBS
    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
    System.......Shenk's Express
    OS...........WIN XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access
                 This site is the coordinator for Battlenet, a 
                 large BRE league with 7 BRE games.  Also hosting
                 2 FE league games. 
    System.......The Positronium Repository
    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
                 Access to live File Areas only,
                 over 37,000 files at 13GB in library  ;-) 
                 Home for BFDS, APOD (BBS is Filebase.BBS)
    System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
    Software.....sbbs 3.16a (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.
                 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.
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 10 		 Page  7 	 May 15, 2012
    			 I N F O R M A T I O N
    Fidogazette is published by Janis Kracht, Editor, with the
    help of Richard Webb 1:116/901 (Old School ToolBox).  If
    you have an idea for a column or a series of articles,
    please contact me :)
    Mailing-List subscriptions via 
    www.filegate.net // lists / ?p=subscribe
    but of course you can always link into your uplink and use 
    Tick or a tick compatible program.
    Where to Send Your Articles
    Unlike most editors, I surely do not  mind running my mouth
    when there is a sparsity of articles for the 'zine.  I'd
    MUCH rather you sent in material...  lacking that, I will
    fill these issues with my meanderings and thoughts and
    hopefully we will grow into something of consequence here
    Write an article!
    If you WOULD like to submit an article, feel free to drop
    your article off at:
    Email attach to address: janis @ filegate.net
    Fidonet attach: Janis Kracht at 1:261/38
     Modem: 607-655-5652 
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    If you are using routed Fidonet mail, don't send articles as routed 
    attaches.  They will fail somewhere along the path before getting here.
    Send them instead direct to filegate.net.
    Give it a title, sign your name and network address if you have
    one and send it along!
    Don't worry about the format, I can take anything you send me
    and mutilate it further as you can see above.  Linux is nice
    that way (g).  Spell checking your own work will help though
    (something I'm typically guilty of (g)).
    To send reviews or recipes to the Food section, email or
    netmail Janis as above.
    Email address for submissions to Dr.Debug:
      To send a question to Dr. Debug, email a question to:
          drdebug @  filegate.net 
      or post in the fidogazette echo!  :)
    To send a listing to the FidoGazette bbslist, email your 
    listing to:
      bbslist @ filegate.net 
    or post it in the fidogazette echo! 
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 10 		 Page  8 	 May 15, 2012
     Published with MakeNews2 by Janis Kracht 2011-2012