T h e   F i d o G a z e t t e   Volume 6 Number 16     September 1, 2012
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                Table Of Contents
    Quote of the Day .......................2
    Questions New SysOps Often Ask .........3
    Old School Toolbox .....................4
    Chicken Salad ..........................5
    Fidonet SoftWare List ..................6
    FidoGazette BBS List ...................7
    Information (How to Submit an Article)  8
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 16			 September 1, 2012
    			 Quote of the Day
    This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the
    world is run by those that never listen to music anyway. 
    ~Bob Dylan
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 16 		 Page  2 	 September 1, 2012
    			 A R T I C L E S
    Questions New SysOps Often Ask...
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    Like many others, and for quite a few years I've had a Fidonet
    application generator at http://filegate.net/zone1/.  The
    applications from new and returning sysops are encouraging.
    The application is basic, but it assumes the applicant has at
    least some knowledge of the network the fellow/gal is looking to
    join.  We take a lot for granted being the "old salts" of the
    network though.
    For instance, say you're sysop who's been around for a long
    time, running your BBS in a FTN compatible network, but not in
    Fidonet...  First off, if you are not a member of Fidonet, what
    the heck is an 'FTN-Compatible' network?
    An FTN-compatible network is one which uses a nodelist as we do
    in Fidonet, and one which uses FTSC standards in creating
    message echo areas and netmail.  Often, these networks forgo
    standard Fidonet technology regarding mailers though and use
    other methods of moving mail amongst their members.
    How generally has echomail (and netmail most likely) been moved
    about between systems?  These days, I doubt it's by modem..  the
    need for that type protocol among people hasn't been seen
    probably since the 1990's.
    One method of moving mail is via QWK transfers over FTP.
    So a node who's been around say for the last 10 years in an
    FTN-compatible network may have no idea that when you join
    Fidonet, you're going to be asked to set up an Internet mailer
    of some type.
    This isn't because the FTN-compatible network is especially
    lacking in terms of members or technology.. it's more because of
    the way things happen to be done in some non-Fidonet networks.
    So.. applications often come in from people with of course
    essential information, but not all necessary for membership in
    SysOp Name
    BBS Name
    Echomail tosser
    Often new sysops joining Fidonet don't know which echomail
    tosser they are using because their software may have
    incorporated this feature so well, that the sysop isn't really
    aware of it..  so the field is marked "N/A" ("not applicable, I
    have no idea")...  And for SysOps using Synchronet BBS, the
    sysop may not realize that his/her tosser is SBBSECHO, included
    with the package..  same with BBBS..  there, the echomail tosser
    is BOGUS (seriously, that's the name ).
    Since the 'other ftn' network may not use mailers to transfer
    mail but may use QWK technology with FTP, the mailer field is
    also often left blank.
    When I see this, I contact the node and find out what OS and BBS
    package they are running so that I can suggest a compatible
    echomail tosser, and a compatible mailer.
    For instance, if the node is running SBBS under Windows, there
    are options for the Internet mailer such as Argus, Radius or
    BinkD.  Rob Swindell has thoughtfully included hooks for these
    programs in SBBS, so the SysOp just has to tell SBBSEcho the
    type of outbounds to use, and the path to the outbounds, etc.
    If the node is running SBBS under Linux, options for a mailer
    are limited to BinkD for Linux, but that's an extremely easy
    program to set up.  Again SBBSEcho can be told to use Binkley
    style outbounds, so there is no problem there.
    Sometimes, a new node filling out the application to join
    Fidonet needs some basic information regarding mailers as well. 
    Since they've been using QWK technology over FTP, they've had no
    reason to think about "Types of Mailer Outbounds" until now..
    For instance, what is the difference between 'Binkley-Style
    Outbounds' and 'Arcmail Attach' outbounds and why should I
    Many of the old-timers in Fidonet know first hand the difference
    between them since they've probably run various mailers over
    time.. but for the new sysop coming from a non-fidonet network,
    it's all news to them.
    So, for the newbie coming in to Fidonet, here are some details
    which may be helpful:
    ARCMail Attach:
    FrontDoor mailer (often abbreviated as FD) is an example of an
    ARCMail attach mailer.  With FD style mailers (like BBBS),
    packets are archived in an outbound directory, (*.sa1, *.sa2,
    *.su1, *.su2, *.mo1, *.mo2, etc.) and a netmail
    attach message is created in the netmail directory telling the
    mailer where the archived packet "lives" (often you'll see *.MSG
    messages in the netmail directory, with contents like:
    Janis Kracht
    /home/bbbs/outbound/1aebb66a.mo1  -> attached archive containing packets
    24 Sep 12  10:00:06
    INTL 1:261/38 1:123/500
    ARCMail attach mailers use one outbound directory for all
    Zones.  So mail for Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 for instance are all
    located in perhaps c:\mailer\outbound.  Routing and packing is
    called dynamic with this type mailer, because the mailer can
    scan the message list, create a mail packet on the fly and so
    on.  Depending on routing commands, the netmail attach messages
    may go out immediately (crash) or be put on hold for pickup.
    A Binkley-style mailer, often called B-0, or Binkley-Outbounds
    mailer is a bit different than an ARCMail Attach mailer.
    With this type mailer, first off, you'll have separate outbounds
    for each Zone.. say like outbound.001, outbound.002 for their
    respective zones.  When messages are scanned and packed by the
    tosser, a list of the traffic is created and the flavor of the
    traffic is reflected in the filename used for this list of
    For instance, mail archives which are to be sent with the Crash
    flavor are listed in list named filename.clo, indicating the
    traffic will be sent with Crash flavor..  *.hlo would indicate
    the mail would be send when the node polled the system (mail is
    on Hold, in other words).
    An example of a *lo file list might look like this:
    filename.mo1  ----> archive of packets, typically in the outbound.
    where filename is usually the hex equivalent of the receiver's
    node number.
    The mailer reads the list of files in the *lo file, and sends
    them with the flavor specified in the routing.
    For the new node jumping into Fidonet from a qwk world, the
    above can be a bit daunting.  Thankfully tutorials exist for
    several mailers however.  Since a number of the mailers
    available are clones of others, people who need to learn about
    how to set up mailers like ARGUS and RADIUS can use tutorials
    written for ARGUS such as this one:
    and this one for BinkD:
    If you need to see a list of current tutorials, have a look at
    FIDONEWS in the Tutorial section of the journal.
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 16 		 Page  3 	 September 1, 2012
    			 C O L U M N S
                         The Old School Toolbox
                       By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
                    Connecting the Wetware part XIII.
    We often speak, and have spoken with a forked tongue when
    discussing our ideas about what Fidonet is and how it works.  If
    you'll recall, last time I left you with a reminder of the pet
    phrase used by many when discussing Fidonet echoes versus usenet
    newsgroups.  "Fidonet echoes are better than usenet newsgroups
    because ... "
    Were you able to fill in the blank?  I'll bet you were.  "Fidonet
    echoes are better than usenet newsgroups because the signal to
    noise ratio is better, thanks to moderation ... "
    Okay, go back in this series, and other discussions of how usenet
    operates in comparison to how Fidonet operates.  Usenet is that
    anarchy that Fidonet folks often say they want writ large.  So long
    as the traffic you generate is technically within spec, what
    administration there is of usenet will say absolutely nothing to
    you, connect up wherever you can find a feed, then it's open
    season.  That doesn't mean that there won't be peer pressure and
    unwritten codes of behavior within groups however.  Try discussing
    so-called high-end stereo in the audio production newsgroups I
    frequent.  Bring your version of snake oil marketing masquerading
    as science into this group of people who work producing the audio
    you hear on your radio, television and favorite music media. 
    You'll soon be shouted down and told to take it to an appropriate
    newsgroup.  But, there will be no great pronouncement from any
    usenet administrators, no hierarchy step in.  
    Yes, there are moderated newsgroups, and I lurk in a couple of
    them.  But, for the most part, usenet is the anarchy most Fido
    folks say they desire. 
    Yet we hard coded rules into our policy document which should have
    obviously been left out.  A good example is the section on
    Fidonews.  Fidonews can be reached at address 1:1/1 according to
    policy.    We gave no thought to changes in transport
    technology, or the editorship moving to elsewhere than North
    America, which it has twice, once to zone 5, the other to Sweden. 
    Then, we hard coded a clerical and administrative structure  which
    works well for such things, but refused to recognize that the whole
    reason that a network existed in the first place was connecting
    people to people.  Even as Policy 4.07 was being drafted the
    potential of echomail should have been realized.  Echomail would be
    the monster that totally changed the Fidonet world.  Yet we hard
    coded into policy that what governing structure there was, that
    administrative and bookkeeping structure would not touch the
    administration of echomail.  "fight-o-net" had some of its biggest
    wars over echomail, who could control it, who could distribute it
    to whom, etc. etc.  
    So, we leave a poor Fidonews editor holding the bag for it all. 
    Everybody gives his grievance and pet gripe to him/her/them.  We
    give the poor editors no guidance, except the prime directive of
    its founder, Tom Jennings, which fit when the network was quite
    small, but as it grew no longer was a reasonable assumption.  So we
    get pages and pages of quoted echomail, feel good puff piece chain
    emails and everything else under  the sun, including jokes that
    some wouldn't tell in mixed company.  As my grandpa would say "that
    ain't no way to run a railroad." 
    I'm sure many of you have seen the file announcements in the fdn I
    coordinate that advise that this month's "Braille Monitor" is
    available.  The Braille Monitor is the official organ of the
    National Federation Of The Blind.  But, there are some parallels
    with Fidonews that might be relevant to consider here.  
    Like Fidonews, often the Braille Monitor's editorship is
    transferred from person to person by the outgoing editor
    appointing, and training his/her replacement.  Like Fidonews, the
    monitor is intended to educate and inform members of the
    organization. Yes, there's a recipes column in the monitor, a short
    buy/sell/swap place for those who want to acquire or move adaptive
    equipment, assistive technology, etc.  
    A large part of the monitor's mission is reaching the newcomer to
    the movement, both the public and that newly blinded person who has
    just been introduced to our movement.  This means that any given
    issue might have little content of interest to someone like me, an
    old hand around those parts.  I might skim the article on education
    of blind children, or the human interest story reprinted with
    permission from a local newspaper and get to the hard news of
    interest to us oldtimers, but that stuff's there, to inform, and
    Unlike Fidonews, the board of directors of NFB has ultimate control
    over that editor however.  If it is felt that an editor is not
    fulfilling the mission of the official organ they can step in, and
    begin the hunt for an editor more to their liking.  There's never
    been a case when this was required however, as the outgoing editor
    has always mentored and trained his successor.  Fidonews on the
    other hand is a transfer of the duty, and the software, "here ya
    go, have fun."  Yes often that incoming editor was a frequent
    contributor, but there was no feeling of a mission or purpose
    transferred with that editor's title.  Every new editor brought
    his/her perceptions of what it meant to edit "the snooze" with him,
    with no guidance from anywhere else.  
    On one hand we got the anarchy we said we wanted, that is, until a
    poor sysop that found he didn't fit within the geographic
    restrictions wanted to be listed elsewhere and couldn't get that
    much bandied about geographic exemption.  Then the fight was on.  
    So I've beat on this drum for quite a few columns now, and you're
    wondering if I have any solutions.  Not really.  The only way there
    will ever be a solution is for the zone coordinators to actually
    work in concert with each other in appointing a team of thoughtful
    folks to formulate a new policy proposal to put before the regional
    coordinators, who have the power to give it the thumbs up or down. 
    Such a drafting team should represent coordinators "grunt sysops"
    all zones, the proverbial whole nine yards.  We already proved that
    an open forum where just anybody could participate doesn't work. 
    If you think that's going to happen I've got some ocean front
    property in Kansas City for sale.  Wanna buy it?
    Can there be a positive outcome without such a policy change
    effort?  Yes, if, and only if those gentlemens' agreements which
    make Fidonet work are strengthened and certain people cease with
    the senseless power plays for no reason.  If some of these
    individuals would quit harping on who was wronged in the past and
    come to an understanding that those informal agreements are the
    only real glue that holds Fidonet together then it will continue to
    survive.  If they don't, they'll be hastening the demise of
    Fidonet.  The zone 1 versus zone 2 wars must cease for any positive
    outcome to result.  
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 16 		 Page  4 	 September 1, 2012
    			  C O O K I N G: Even SysOps have to Eat
    Cooking: Even SysOps have to eat..
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    ===Chicken Salad===
    1 lb. chicken breast halves 
    3 beets, with greens
    1/2 lb. green seedless grapes sliced in half
    1/2 lb. red seedless grapes sliced in half
    2 cucumbers peeled and sliced
    1 can garbanzo beans, drained
    1 medium onion, sliced
    2 cloves garlic
    1/2 head lettuce ripped in large pieces
    salt, pepper
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    3 tablespoon fresh parsley
    pinch sugar
    Cut the greens from the beets, leaving about 1/2" of stem. 
    Reserve the greens.  Cover the beets with water and add about 3
    tablespoons of lemon juice to the water to prevent the beets
    from bleeding.  Cook for about 45 minutes or until just tender. 
    Drain and remove the outer skin.  When cool, slice.
    Steam the chicken breasts until cooked, and cut into 1 1/2"
    chunks.  Some people like to grill the chicken breasts instead,
    grilling or sauteing in a hot pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil and
    1 tablespoon butter for 8 minutes on each side.
    Rub the inside of the salad bowl with the garlic pieces then
    mince them and add the garlic to the bowl.  Add the beets,
    cucumbers, grapes, onion and garbanzo beans, tossing to combine. 
    Add the chicken pieces and toss again lightly.  Sprinkle
    sparingly with salt and pepper.
    Mix the dressing and correct the seasoning.  Pour the dressing
    on the salad and toss well.
    Slice the beet greens and remove the stems.  Make a bed on a
    large platter with the lettuce and beet greens, and place the
    chicken salad on the bed of greens.  Chill and serve.
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 16 		 Page  5 	 September 1, 2012
    			 F I D O N E T   S O F T W A R E    L I S T
                        FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING
                            BBS Software List
                          Updated 17 August 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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     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    | v3.81 on Aug 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
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     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 16 		 Page  6 	 September 1, 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 16 		 Page  7 	 September 1, 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
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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 16 		 Page  8 	 September 1, 2012
     Published with MakeNews2 by Janis Kracht 2011-2012