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    Quote of the Day........................2
    Editorial...............................3
    New and Returning SysOps................4
    Old School Toolbox: 
        Connecting the Wetware..............5
    Food: Barbecue Chicken and Polenta......6
    Fidonet SoftWare List...................7
    FidoGazette BBS List....................8
    Information (How to Submit an Article)..9
    
    
    
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    An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere,
    while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight...The truly
    wise person is colorblind.  
    
    -Albert Schweitzer
    
    
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    Richard Webb continues his Toolbox series in this issue
    with discussions of some important ideas he'll be
    discussing in coming articles.  Thanks for your insightful
    articles, Richard!
    
    I have to agree with all the points of his current article
    though perhaps another way we bend the "choke points" (as
    Richard describes them in his article) is connecting dialup
    nodes and internet nodes using routed netmail.  Properly
    routed, this important facet of Fidonet communication
    allows your netmail to make it to otherwise unconnectable
    systems.
    
    This week we had some intense discussions in the Z1C echo
    regarding some of the 'somewhat' outdated lines contained
    in Policy 4...  I say somewhat because no matter what
    happens to our network, and no matter what happens to
    Policy 4, routed mail will always be there.  
    
    I've had a few days to think about a statement I made in
    the Z1C echo - that I felt we really needed an IC.  One of
    the reasons I said I thought we do need one is so that
    those discussions regarding changing P4 can move forward.
    
    Do we need to can change policy 4?  No, I really don't
    think that's the case.
    
    I think the document that has served us so well since it
    was published and accepted on June 9, 1989, still works for
    us today.  I don't see it as some may, as an antiquated
    document, out of touch with how our network operates.  Our
    network is about communication, and we do that and improve
    our methods with every piece of new bbs software written,
    and with every new mailer that is written and/or updated.
    
    Of note to me: So far in my netmail mailbox, and in my
    email mailbox the number of nodes in Fidonet who have
    contacted me saying, "YES, Please DO contact the ZCC about
    electing an IC" have been a grand total of _0_..  zed.. 
    none.
    
    Apathy?  Perhaps.. but that to me says the majority of Zone
    1 SysOps feel the same way as I do.  Feel differently about
    this?  Now is the time to get moving and let me know.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    New and Returning SysOps
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    Data Collected from filegate.net and
    http://www.filegate.net/zone1/
    
    Returning SysOps:
    
    Region 14      Jim Hale   Poplar Bluff, MO
    
    In The Works!
    
    Region 17      Frank Rauhuff
    
    
    Welcome back!!
    
    [Send application information from your site to
    janis@filegate.net if you would like it included
    here.  Include Region, Name, location, and status
    if known, and whether the node is New or Returning.]
       
    
    
    
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                        The Old School Toolbox
    
                        By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
    
                         Connecting the Wetware
    
    We spend a lot of time in Fidonet agonizing over the protocols we
    use, the software that ties it all together, technical standards,
    on and on.  But, the thing we forget is that Fidonet was designed
    primarily to be about linking the wetware.  
    
    So what's wetware you ask.  Wetware is that stuff between your ears
    that gives you hopes, desires, dreams, that enables you to perceive
    a beautiful painting, the love of those closest to you, or enables
    you to contemplate and comprehend quantum physics.   Fidonet was
    designed to connect that wetware, through all sorts of adverse
    conditions.   In fact, in maintaining a variety of connection
    schemes, we in Fidonet are taking a stand for freedom and liberty,
    because we're about connecting people to people.  Are you shaking
    your head and wondering if I've been smoking or drinking something
    strange?  Read on.  I'm as sober as I can get, and I'm as serious
    as a heart attack!
    
    Consider our nodelist. It's production is decentralized.  Consider
    Tom Jennings' arguments regarding why it was designed this way when
    folks started advocating for a decoupled network.  Any node, in
    theory, can make contact with any other node in a fully coupled
    network.  Yeah yeah I know, a pots only can't connect with a binkd
    only node unless it's via routed mail.  I've touched that subject
    before, and will again, but let's essentially lay that
    consideration aside for the moment.
    
    Should that binkd only node really desire direct connections with
    that pots only node, he can connect up a modem, and even if
    somebody decides to cut that pots only from the nodelist the binkd
    node can just go back to his last nodelist which had the pots only
    listed, hook up his modem, and, we have communication.   Remember
    when a region in Europe asked others to distribute its net segment
    independent of official channels?  Oldtimers sure do.  Some
    remember when region 12 gave a whole net in region 10 refuge from
    Bob Kohl.  When the zc told them they were forbidden to do this,
    they made arrangements for alternate distribution of their segment,
    as they produced it, not as the zc produced it.  Having no other
    choice, the zc backed down.  
    
    Contrast that with your internet connections.  If you can't access
    dns lookup information you can't communicate.  If you can't
    translate amazon.com to those ip numbers then you're out of luck! 
    Unlike our nodelist, the capability you have to connect is provided
    elsewhere, not local to you.  Lose the ability to access that
    information, and you can't communicate.
    
    Both volunteers and professionals in the world of emergency
    communications often refer to choke points.  That dns lookup
    facility is a choke point.  Your central telephone switching center
    is a choke point, as is the cell tower closest to you.  Take out
    the choke point, deny those who need it communication.  Your
    emergency responders in your community have their choke points as
    well.  Those booster systems called repeaters on tall towers which
    enable your law enforcers and other responders to communicate with
    their portable radios are of course choke points.  They understand
    this, that's why they're battery backed up for power, and sometimes
    even have diesel or gas generators that kick in when mains power is
    lost.  But, if the tower collapses or the antenna is damaged in the
    storm the choke point still chokes off communication, which is why
    we call them choke points.
    
    Tom Jennings and the developers of Fidonet understood this concept
    very well.    Back around a decade ago the concern was the size of
    the nodelist.  Because of the rapid growth of Fidonet and the size
    of the nodelist some argued for decoupling the network.  Tom
    Jennings and others were quite vocal in opposing this, and stated
    their position quite eloquently.  The incidents in Europe and in
    region 12 I cited above illustrate their wisdom.  
    
    Today the size of our nodelist is no longer an issue.  The
    challenge we face today is that of maintaining a variety of
    interconnection schemes which can enable us to maintain
    communication.  Putting all our connectivity eggs in the internet
    basket presents us with a problem of choke points, a problem which
    was circumvented by the fully coupled network facilitated by the
    distribution of the complete nodelist.  
    These considerations may be very important to you in the future,
    and I'll discuss why in the next issue.
    
    
    
    
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      F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
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      Want to contribute something here?  Send recipes,
      articles, reviews etc.  to janis@filegate.net, or
      fidogazette@filegate.net.
    
    Broiled Barbecue Chicken and Polenta
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    Around our home, both Barbecued chicken and Polenta are
    comfort foods that everyone enjoys.  I buy a whole free
    range chicken and cut it up into small serving pieces.
    
    Ingredients: 
    
    1 3 1/2 - 4lb. Chicken 
    
    Disjoint the chicken, and cut into serving pieces at the
    joints, such as legs, thighs, wing drumette, and wing tips. 
    Cut the breast in half along the breast bone, and then in
    half again.
    
    Barbecue sauce:
    1 1/2 cups Bionatarae strained bottled tomatoes
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    1/4 cup molasses
    5 tablespoons dijon mustard
    1/2 cup light brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon basil
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 onion minced
    1 tsp coarse salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    
    Combine all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring
    to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer until thickened and
    flavorful, about 25-30 minutes.  Separate the barbecue sauce
    into two containers, one for brushing the chicken and one
    for serving at the table.
    
    Rub the chicken pieces with about two tablespoons olive
    oil.  Sprinkle the pieces generously with coarse salt and
    freshly ground black pepper.  
    
    Place the chicken pieces on a broiler pan, skin side down. 
    Dot with broken pieces of 1 tablespoon butter.  Broil for
    10 minutes.  At the end of the 10 minutes, brush some
    barbecue sauce on each piece and then turn each piece over. 
    Dot the pieces with the other tablespoon of butter.  Broil
    for 10 minutes.  At the end of the 10 minutes, brush more
    barbecue sauce on the pieces, and then turn them over. 
    Broil for 10 more minutes, add more barbecue sauce and
    watch so the sauce doesn't blacken unless you like
    blackened barbecue chicken - You may have to increase the
    time and lower the broiling rack.  Total broiling time
    30-40 minutes.  Serve with reserved additional barbecue
    sauce if desired.
    
    Polenta
    1 cup cold water
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup yellow corn meal
    2 cups boiling water
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    1/4 cup butter
    
    In a medium saucepan, mix the cornmeal with 1 cup cold
    water and salt.  Place on the stove over low heat, and
    whisk in the 2 cups boiling water.  Continue cooking over
    low heat.  When the polenta starts to leave the sides of
    the pot when stirred, remove from heat.  Add the butter and
    parmesan cheese and stir until mixed.  You can add a touch
    of salt and pepper to taste if you like.
    
    Serve Barbecued Chicken with Polenta and a green vegetable,
    such as Italian green beans tossed with olive oil and
    balsamic vinegar.
    
    
    
    
    
    
     
    
    
    
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                         FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING
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                             BBS Software List
    
                         Updated 17 December 2011
    
                     Maintained by Andrew Leary (1:320/119)
                Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht,
                                  Sean Dennis
    
              M=Mailer  T=Tosser  B=BBS  D=Door  C=Comm/Terminal
              P=Points  E=Editor  I=Internet  U=Utility  #=Info
              F=TIC/SRIF Processor
    
              *=Software is available and may be registerable,
                but no longer supported or updated.
    
              @=Website is operating but is no longer updated.
    
              ?=Software's updating/support status is unknown.
    
              O=Software is open source.
    
           This list contains BBS-related software that is available
           for registration (not necessarily supported), open source
           software and actively developed/supported software by its
           author.  Software listed may be available for DOS, Linux,
              OS/2 (eComStation), Windows (16 or 32 bit) and OSX.
    
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      ==> FRONT-END/INTERNET MAILERS
    
      Argus                |MI*? |http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/argus/
                           |     | v3.210 on Mar 29 2001
    
      BinkleyTerm XE       |MO*  |http://btxe.sourceforge.net
                           |     | 2.60XE Beta-XH7 on Oct 22 2000
    
      BinkD                |MI?  |http://binkd.grumbler.org
                           |     | gul@gul.kiev.ua 2:463/68
                           |     | v.0.9.11
                           |     | v.1.0.5xx (alpha)
                           |     | ftp://cvs.happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft/mailer
                           |     |      /binkd/
                           |     |http://www.filegate.net/r50/aftnbinkd/
    
      D'Bridge             |MTCPE|http://www.net229.org/dbridge.htm 1:1/130
        Nick Andre         |I    | v3.64 on June 4 2011
    
      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
    
      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
                           |     | v1.07.3 on May 13th 2001
    
      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
                           |     | v3.6 on Aug 20 1999
    
      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.      |     |
    
    
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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://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 Apr 29 2010
                           |     | 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
    
      JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/jamnntpd.html
                           |     |                               1:120/544
    
      Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                           |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                           |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001
    
      TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                           |     | transnet/index.html
                           |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                           |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007
    
      Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                           |     | crosser@average.org
    
      MakeNL               |UO   |http://makenl.sourceforge.net
                           |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
    
      Luckygate            |UO   | ftp://happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft/gate/lgate
                           |     | gul@gul.kiev.ua
    
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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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    !!!        G A Z E T T E   B B S   L I S T        !!!
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    By bbslist @ filegate.net    
       	
    Send updates, changes to address above or to janis @ filegate.net.
    
    System.......Capitol City Online
    FidoAddress..1:2320/105
    Phone........502-875-8938
    Software.....GT Power
    OS...........OS/2
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
    Telnet.......cco.ath.cx
                 telnet access to GT Power BBS - same as dial-up
    www:.........http://cco.ath.cx
                 This site runs Synchronet under linux.  Requires
                 separate user registration.  Has same message
                 areas as dial-up/telnet bbs.
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    System.......Christian Fellowship
    FidoAddress..1:266/512
    Phone........1-856-933-7096
    Software.....PCBoard 15.3
    OS...........Windows XP pro
    C/B Verify...Manually via email or voice 
                 usually within 24 hours.
    Access.......Read only until verified. Once 
                 verified write access to Msg bases, file 
                 areas, chat and doors/games.
    Telnet.......cfbbs.dtdns.net or cfbbs.no-ip.com
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    System.......Lightning BBS
    FidoAddress..1:311/2
    Software.....Virtual Advanced
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                 message reading.  Message posting requires 
                 validation.
    Telnet.......lightningbbs.com
    www:.........http:/www.lightningbbs.com/index.php
                 Thanks to VADV-PHP you can access almost 
                 everything the BBS has to offer from the
                 web, with the exception of door games.
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    System.......Lionsden BBS
    FidoAddress..1:224/303
    Phone........613-392-8896
    Software.....Synchronet
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
    Telnet.......lionsden.darktech.org
                 telnet access offers full features
     	         of the standard bbs such as doors, 
        	 qwkmail, Files, etc.
    www:.........http:/www.lionsden.darktech.org 
                 You will redirected to a menu where you can 
                 choose one of three sites.  The first one is 
                 private and requires PW to get into.
    FTP..........FTP://lionsden.darktech.org Files only
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    System.......Outpost BBS
    FidoAddress..1:18/200
    Software.....ProBoard
    OS...........OS/2
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......A guest accoount is available if you just want
                 to look around (no message posting).  Full 
                 access requires registration and validation.
    Telnet.......outpost.slyip.net
    WWW:.........http://kd5col.info
                 Web-based (full capability) BBS access is 
                 available on website via fTelnet.
    
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    System.......Prism BBS
    FidoAddress..1:261/38
    Phone........607-655-5652
    Software.....BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Dada-1
    OS...........Linux (Ubuntu)
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, 
                 file areas, all features of the BBS.
    Telnet.......filegate.net
                 telnet access offers full features 
                 of the standard bbs such as doors,
                 qwkmail, BWmail,Files, chat, group chat,
                 etc.       
    www:.........http:/www.filegate.net:8080/bbbs
                 web interface is limited to reading messages 
                 and replying online, or downloading messages 
                 in qwk packets, but not uploading them,
                 file download access, guest account.
    FTP:	 filegate.net, port 60721. 
                 public access to file areas (please 
          	 note change of port for public access).
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    System.......Roach Guts BBS 
    FidoAddress..1:396/60 
    Phone:.......337-433-4135
    Software.....Maximus on Port 23 (primary)
                 Synchronet on Port 24 (temporary)
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                 message reading.  Message posting requires
    	         validation.
    Telnet.......roachguts.com
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    System.......Shenk's Express
    FidoAddress..1:275/100
    Phone........757-233-9860
    Software.....SBBS
    OS...........WIN XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access
    Telnet.......shenks.synchro.net
                 This site is the coordinator for Battlenet, a large
                 BRE league with 7 BRE games.  Also hosting 2 FE
                 league games. 
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    System.......The Positronium Repository
    FidoAddress..1:393/68
    Phone........337-984-4794
    Software.....POTS: WildCat + Telnet: Synchronet
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
    Telnet.......cmech.dynip.com
    www:.........http://cmech.dynip.com
                 Access to live File Areas only,
                 over 37,000 files at 13GB in library  ;-) 
                 Home for BFDS, APOD (BBS is Filebase.BBS)
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    System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
    FidoAddress..1:340/400
    Phone........none
    Software.....sbbs 3.15b (very beta)
    OS...........win. (xp pro. sp3)
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
    Telnet.......time.synchro.net:24 or time.darktech.org:24
                 or timewarpfuture.dyndns.org:24
                 telnet access offers full features 
                 of the standard bbs such as doors,
                 messages or file area etc.
    www:.........http://time.synchro.net:81 
                 Web interface is limited really to reading messages 
                 and replying online, or downloading messages in qwk 
                 packets, but not uploading them, and file download access. 
                 SBBS files available.
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