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                Table Of Contents
    
    
    
    Quote of the Day........................2
    Editorial...............................3
    How to Get Your Files Distributed.......4
    Old School Toolbox: 
    	Connecting the Wetware, Part IX.....5
    Cooking: 2012 Cooking Echo Picnic:
    	Date & More Info....................6
    Luxembourg FidoCon......................7
    FileGate News...........................8
    Fidonet SoftWare List...................9
    FidoGazette BBS List....................10
    Information (How to Submit an Article)..11
    
    
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    There is no such thing as luck. There is only adequate or
    inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe.
    
    ~Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love
    
    
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    How cool... This year there will be two Fidonet events where
    Fidonet SysOps get together in real-time to enjoy each others
    company.
    
    We've been discussing the Cooking Echo Picnic in the last
    several issues, and this week, Dieter Soltau has announced a
    get-together in Luxembourg!
    
    No excuse now for not actually meeting some of those people
    you've been only been able to 'meet' in echomail and netmail -
    wherever you live :)
    
    Over here, we're hoping to have a good turnout for the Fidonet
    Cooking Echo picnic so if you're nearby, or going to be passing
    through, stop in and say "hey" :)  (We won't MAKE you cook Lol)
    
    If you can, bring something.. if you can't don't worry about it.
    
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    Also in this issue Richard continues his Toolbox series with
    Part #9.  You'll see terms you may painfully remember or perhaps
    if you're really new to Fidonet, have not heard before (lucky
    you :) )..CRP (Cost Recovery Plans) were all over the place at
    one time in Fidonet, and painfully so.  Not willing to give up
    our hobby due to insane LATA fees between local yet LD
    communities, nets worked out plans where with everyone sharing
    in the cost the rates for moving echomail were greatly reduced. 
    This worked out well for some nets.  It also cause great agita
    in some :( Pre-Planet Connect Satellite services, you might have
    been limited as to what was available in your local network due
    to the cost of moving some of the larger echos..  After Planet
    Connect, well, there still might have been some limitations as
    Richard notes.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    How to Get Your Files Distributed
    
    Joining in file distribution on the sending side is something a
    lot of SysOps enjoy.. whether it's sharing their own documents
    and/or software, or finding shareware or freeware programs that
    people have a use or interest in. 
    
    The DOs and DON'Ts:
    
    Historically, there have been few exceptions on the type of
    files distributed on the FileGate.. Naturally, no one wants
    illegal files on their system - so anything that is illegal is
    rejected.  No one wants the same software being sent through
    more than FDN, so if you know a particular door game, or bbs
    program that you've got an update for, you ought to contact the
    respective FDN coordinator and have the coordinator release the
    file.
    
    Let's say though, you've got PEX files you've written for WC
    that you'd like to get out..  Right now there isn't an area like
    that on the FileGate, so there would be no problem adding your
    FDN.
    
    All you need to do is send me some information about what you'd
    like to distribute:
    
    1) Name of your fdn
    2) A list of the 8 character Tag names you'd like to use.
     These are the file areas you plan on having, with a description
     of what you expect to send through.
     Take a look at filegate.zxx, which is released in the file echo
     FG_WORF for examples like these from the PDN:
     PDNAI     AI related
     PDNASM    Assembly Related
    3) Allfix and some other file tossing software lets you separate
    file areas into "groups", say like Programming Groups or BBS
    software groups.. for that reason, we ask you to supply a unique
    2 or 3 character 'group identifier' for your fdn.. for example,
    the PDN's group identifier is PDN:  (again, see filegate.zxx for
    more examples).
    
    If you'd like to pick up the IFDC FileGate's info package which
    contains our policy and other information, you can get it via
    the web at http://www.filegate.net/info/fdninfo.zip or via
    file request at 1:261/38 with the Magic name: FDNINFO or
    FILEGATE
    
    Before you start to worry , know that the FileGate Policy
    document was written by FDN Coordinators and HUBs just like
    yourself..  and takes into consideration the problems one might
    run into in File Distribution.  
    
    You can send the above information to me at janis@filegate.net,
    or via fidonet netmail to Janis Kracht @ 1:261/38.
    
    I'll be in touch with you as soon after as I can :)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                      The Old School Toolbox
    
                      By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
    
                    Connecting the Wetware, Part IX.
    
    We hear it all the time from our Fidonet brethren in zone 2. 
    They tell us that Policy 4.07 doesn't fit in their environment,
    and never did.  They tell us it was rammed down their throat at
    the time, because North America had all the power.  IFNA didn't
    effectively represent them either they tell us.
    
    If you read Fidonews from the early '90's before Planet systems
    came on the scene guys like Jack Decker were trying to tell us
    about some bumps in the road to a smoothly running Fidonet and
    policy that would work.  For whatever reason Jack became as
    popular as certain unpleasant medical procedures, and eventually
    walked away when low cost dial up internet arrived where he
    lived.  That was before I joined Fidonet.  If you'll recall, I
    left you last time preparing to tell you about my adventures in
    Fidonet when moving from a metropolitan area with an organized
    local net structure that was painless to one where I had to
    organize those resources as best I could to serve my system and
    others.  First, to serve those others, I had to put my
    salesman's hat on and sell them on the idea of joining Fidonet,
    knowing full well that they'd only come for the echomail.  Then,
    once I hooked them I had to make it reliable, and preferably
    very cheap.
    
    I'd studied the bbs scene in the community where I'd be
    relocating and had come to the decision that if Fidonet was
    going to come to Burlington, Iowa I was going to have to bring
    it there.  My next task was to query my RC about whether I
    should become a regional independent or not.  My RC told me he
    would expect me to join eastern Iowa net, which is what I did.
    
    Eastern Iowa net, or net 283 covered some communities of
    reasonable size in eastern Iowa.  It encompassed the
    Waterloo/Cedar Falls metro area; Cedar Rapids; Iowa City;
    Dubuque; Davenport/Bettendorf metro area; and anything in the
    then 319 area code which covered eastern Iowa from the
    Mississippi river to its boundary with the 515 area which was
    central, in other words, from the Missouri to the Minnesota
    borders.
    
    There were some metropolitan areas of reasonable size
    encompassed by net 283.  There was no net wide cost recovery
    plan.  Each metro area had its own distribution system or
    systems to handle echomail.  The NC was in the Cedar Rapids
    metro area, home to Quaker Oats and Collins Radio.  He fed from
    1:396/1 for awhile, then deployed a dish and used the bird. 
    Marge Robins was the big hub and file distribution connection,
    located in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area, and I'm not sure how
    she fed.
    
    The cities of Davenport and Bettendorf along the river are in a
    unique situation.  These two communities in Iowa are part of
    what is known as the Quad Cities.  There are two other sizable
    cities on the Illinois side of the river, and they were, and
    are, a local call from the Iowa side, although in different area
    codes.  Hence they had their own local distribution systems, and
    cost recovery schemes.  In fact, net 283 was covered by a
    variety of cost recovery plans depending on where you were
    located.  Since the net covered the entire eastern third of the
    state this was necessary.
    
    There was another difference necessitated by the large area
    covered by net 283.  NO regular sysop meetings such as were
    facilitated by the Central Iowa Computer Users' group which
    augmented the quarterly local Fidonet specific meeting with
    opportunities to gather on a monthly basis.  Net 283 held an
    annual picnic in one of its larger communities, and that was
    about it.  Being that I was a working person I didn't attend,
    nor did anybody else from my crp.
    
    In two years of participating in net 283 I couldn't have told
    you if our NC was elected or appointed, or whether anybody was
    happy or unhappy with the status quo.  I knew little about the
    rest of net 283, concentrating only on the crp in the local
    calling area of Burlington.  Yes, we had the net wide chat and
    sysop echoes available, plus specific echoes for our
    cooperative, some of which were quite active, including a
    buy/sell/swap echo and a local chatter echo.  The big Fidonet
    issue I faced was decreasing costs for my part of Fidonet, which
    was any node beginning with 1:283/5xx in the nodelist.
    
    At first we pulled everything from our nc, but soon I began
    seeing that an out of state echomail feed would be a real
    advantage.  it also occurred to me that with a little
    cooperation I could combine this out of state echomail feed with
    acquiring our routed netmail with little additional cost, and
    none to the router really, especially if I were willing to bring
    special interest echoes into that distribution system.  Heres
    what we hit upon as a solution.
    
    I found a willing system in one of the Illinois cities that was
    a local call for net 283 systems on the Iowa side of the river. 
    We arranged session and packet passwords between us, and I
    brought in a couple of privately distributed echoes which he
    passed through to interested systems within the quad cities. 
    The plan was for the system which picked up routed netmail from
    the Iowa side to pick up all routed netmail for 1;283/5xx
    systems, make a local call across the river and drop it off at
    the Illinois system where I would pick it up with my once daily
    call to exchange echomail.  Our NC liked the arrangement, the NC
    on the Illinois side had no problem with it.  But, we had to
    secure the blessing of two regional coordinators, regions 12 and
    14.  Here's where the hang up occurred.  One of the two regional
    coordinators objected for some reason.
    
    Having been shot down in flames with the one plan we'd come up
    with we decided that our feed in the Illinois quad cities wasn't
    quite what we had in mind, but we would have worked with the
    deficiencies if we could have made one call do it all for us. 
    Since that wasn't going to happen I was still stuck with making
    an in-state toll call daily to pick up routed netmail.  It was
    time to go feed shopping again, and I soon joined a ham radio
    specific network fed out of southern Illinois and acquired a
    zone 73 address as well to facilitate that.  That southern
    Illinois link supplied us with reliable backbone echomail and
    areas off the file bone we wanted.  We soon made it cooperative
    policy that the hub would be responsible for carrying nodediff
    and Fidonews, but members were on their own for other file
    distribution echoes.  I brought in BFDS for myself, and would
    acquire file areas at cost if you really had to have them, but
    it just added headaches.
    
    Still, through all of this there was the wrestling match with
    dividing up costs fairly, and I'll open that old can of worms
    next time, and eventually tie it in with why Fidonet politics
    and policy change efforts have been doomed to failure since the
    fragmentation of routing and distribution systems.
    
    
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    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.
    
    If you are somewhere even close to Ithaca, NY, on that weekend,
    and think you might like to join us, you can just stop in for
    one day if you like, or get a room at one of the inns nearby if
    you'd like to stick around for the entire event :)  We can put
    some people up here in our new house, but need to know in
    advance if you'll be taking us up on that.
    
    While the name of this event is a "Cooking Echo Picnic", it is
    so much more than that :)  We do typically go outside and party
    at times , but we also just go with the flow at the
    moment, depending on what people would like to do.  There are
    excursions to local restaurants (some of them quite famous
    nationally, like the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca), and other
    sites of interest to people.
    
    Another big favorite will most likely be a visit to the Ithaca
    Farmers Market, which has been called a "Festival" with over 130
    vendors.  Plants, vegetables, meals, farmers who sell grass-fed
    beef, pork and lamb, and more are typically available. 
    Craftsmen also bring their artistic wares, like artwork,
    jewelry, etc.
    
    At the house, we'll have stocked cupboards and most likely wine,
    beer and other beverages.. you can bring anything you want to
    share with people, as well.  
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    Fidonet Luxembourg FidoCon Event
    By Dieter Soltau
    
    FidoNet ReCon
    
    How about a BBQ, throwing some hard disks, drinking beer, and
    talking about geeky FidoMemories?  Only accept if you're
    serious, please.  Space for campers can be provided.
    
    date: 04/AUG/2012 .. afternoon.
    place: 8, Am For, Oetrange, Luxembourg
    
    for further info contact: dieter.soltau@live.com .. or catch us
    on facebook..
    
    https://www.facebook.com/dieter.soltau
    
    https://www.facebook.com/daTroll
    
    ps: dont forget to bring beer and food ;)
    
    regards,
    tomas and duke 
    
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    IFDC FileGate News
    
    Here's the information for Nicholas Boel's SV Net!
    
    % FDN:                  Survival File Distrobution Network
    % Coordinator:          Nicholas Boel, 1:154/10 (accessd@pharcyde.org)
    %
    % Internet:             http://www.filegate.net/sv/
    % PATH:                 DIRECT
    % HUB:                  Yes
    % ..................................................
    % File Echo                     Description
    % ..................................................
    %
    Area SV_COMM    0       !       SV: Survival Communications & Skills
    Area SV_DPOL    0       !       SV: US and Worldwide Drug Policy Files
    Area SV_ECON    0       !       SV: Economics in Tough Times
    Area SV_FOOD    0       !       SV: Survival Foods, Recipes, & Methods
    Area SV_HOWTO   0       !       SV: How to Prepare, Build, & Maintain
    Area SV_LEGAL   0       !       SV: Misc Law and Citizen's Rights
    Area SV_MED     0       !       SV: Medical Information & Methods
    Area SV_MISC    0       !       SV: Survival Miscellaneous Files
    Area SV_NCRPT   0       !       SV: Encryption Techniques & Applications
    Area SV_POL     0       !       SV: Political Files (NWO, TRC, CFR, etc)
    Area SV_QUAKE   0       !       SV: Earthquake Maps & Info from USGS
    Area SV_WEAP    0       !       SV: Weapons Tech, Repair, Mods, & Rights
    Area SV_2HQ     0       *&      SV: New Releases to SVFDN Headquarters
    %
    %
    
    =-=-=-=-==-=
    Coordinator's Notes:
    
    % Key to codes used:
    % ..................................................
    % FDN:          File Distribution Network name.
    % Coordinator:  Coordinator or Headquarters for this FDN.
    % Hatch site:   Node which released files for Coordinator.
    % Internet:     Home page or ftp site for files released
    %               in this fdn.
    % Info:         Policy document, area list, information 
    %               for downlinks.
    % Backbone:     Related Zone 1 Backbone echomail conferences
    % PATH:         Path to main distribution node via listed 
    %               node, or DIRECT if coordinator links directly 
    %               to 1:261/38
    % HUB:          IFDC FileGate HUB, carries full feed unless 
    %               noted.
    % ..................................................
    % Key to flags used in this document:
    %        0     Place keeper for RAID, or 255 (limited access 
    %              defined by fdn).
    %        !     File flow is from FDN -> you. 
    %       *&     File flow is from you -> upstream HUB. 
    %              Backchannel Area.  This file echo can be used to
    %              send files upstream to the File Distribution 
    %              Coordinator.  If you are feeding others   
    %              this FDN from your system, this one file echo
    %              should be set to 'Receive from all links/Send 
    %              to upstream HUB _only_'. I.E., your upstream 
    %              HUB is the only link who should receive the 
    %              files in this area.
    
    Please see filegate.zxx, released in file echo FG_WORF for more details.
    
    
    
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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.
    
     .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.
     |Software: Author     |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes      Help Node|
     `- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -'
    
      ==> 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 3.16a (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.
    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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