The   Fidogazette   Volume 6  Number 4  		February 19, 2012
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                Table Of Contents
    Quote of the Day........................2
    Old School ToolBox:                      
      Connecting the wetware, Part II.......4
    e-ministries Issue #10..................5
    Food For Thought: Fried Calamari........6
    Fidonet SoftWare List...................7
    FidoGazette BBS List....................8
    Information (How to Submit an Article)..9
    FIDOGAZETTE  Vol 6 No 4				 February 19, 2012
    			 Quote of the Day
    Funny is when you're serious.
    = Harvey Korman
    FIDOGAZETTE Vol 6 No 4 		Page 2		February 19, 2012
    			 E D I T O R I A L
    This week Nick Kill and I played around with our systems a bit.. 
    He called my bbs via modem with his internal Conexant Modem -
    he was successful, and then I connected to his bbs using my
    U.S.Robotics Courier.  
    With those two successful connects under our belt, we then moved
    on to mailer connections a few days later...
    Here's a clip from my log showing a recent connection by Nick's
    120215 12:31 CONNECT 31200/V34/NONE
    120215 12:31 EMSI mail session
    120215 12:31 Amachat BBS, 1:261/1406.0
    The neat thing about this for Nick was that he's using a Magic
    Jack phone line, not a standard POTS line, and the same type
    winmodem I'd attempted to use earlier over here.
    If one's internet connection is out, TCPIP connections across
    fidonet will fail of course...  with a POTS line, you'd still be
    able to connect to a HUB say like mine which uses both TCPIP and
    a POTS line on two different nodes.
    Magic Jack works by converting the analog signal used for
    transmission of voice data via the PSTN (regular landline
    telephone network) to a digital signal that can be transmitted
    over the Internet... so if you use MagicJack and your internet
    goes down.. well you're back to "no-where".
    To use 'standard' Magic Jack, you need a computer with a high
    speed Internet connection and an ordinary home phone.  You don't
    need a landline or existing phone service of any kind.
    Plug one end of the Magic Jack into an open USB port on your
    computer, plug a standard phone line into the other end of the
    Magic Jack, and make and receive calls just as with any other
    phone service, using your regular home telephone..  sounds
    wonderful doesn't it?
    There are other considerations though ..  among them, from what
    I understand, your PC must be turned on to make and receive
    calls.  Some customers who use magicjack complain about
    connection quality and complete device failure.  My own sister
    who calls me with Magic Jack experienced horrendous line
    quality, dropped words in the conversation and sometimes
    couldn't even connect here (she'd get the equivalent of "all
    circuits are busy" when she'd try to call).
    Others say that Magic Jack software is almost impossible to
    remove from your computer..  and I've read that Magic Jack
    software also will display advertisements on your computer. 
    Just what we need :)
    With a new service, Magic Jack Plus, Magic Jack now offers the
    ability to connect directly to your router, with no computer
    required.. the price is a bit steeper than normal MJ - at $69.95
    rather than $39.95.  I'd be interested to see some reviews of
    Magic Jack Plus though I can't imagine their technology will
    improve line quality much..
    If I switched to MJ, I'd lose the simple landline connection
    when storms affect your electricity..  but maybe the $$ I save
    on the phone bill could be put to one of those gas-driven
    generators?  That could be cool.  Before I did that though, I
    would want to make sure that the MJ technology has improved
    quite a bit.
    FIDOGAZETTE Vol 6 No 4 		Page 3		February 19, 2012
    			 C O L U M N S
                           The Old School Toolbox
                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
                        Connecting the wetware, Part II
    Last time in this space we discussed the concept of choke points in
    relation to our fully coupled network and the distributed nodelist. 
    I also made some bold statements about how in circumventing these
    choke points we help safeguard freedom and liberty.  I'll continue
    that of course this time.  
    Recent discussions in the z1c echo have been all over policy and
    covered a lot of other ground too.  But, one thing should be
    considered in all that discussion.  Fidonet since its early years
    offered people a communications opportunity that otherwise could be
    denied them, and still does today.  
    Consider this quotation from a message written by Mark Lewis in the
    z1c echo.  He says:
    "the whole web/interwebs thing was just a bare dream when many of
    us got into fidonet... heck, the tianamen square thing in china got
    out to the world /because/ of fidonet and its connectivity...
    africa was able to communicate over many provinces(?) due to
    fidonet and the use of radio as their means of "dial up"
    connection... later they changed to the much slower TCPIP protocols
    over those same radio links but at the cost of the speed of
    transfer of the data... but that's another story... fidonet brought
    a lot to the world that many folk simply don't know about and
    likely never will because they don't care to learn the history...
    this goes for some who have even been part of fidonet during those
    times... their attention was elsewhere do they simply never saw,
    heard or learned these things."
    This is one of the reasons I wrote the articles for the snooze a
    few years back about why we should maintain that versatility, and
    pots connectivity, even though our ftsc chairman thinks it's an
    antique.  This is the underlying principle Tom Jennings used to
    argue for the fully coupled network.  
    Consider what the result would have been were the Chinese
    government able to shut down the Fidonet links that got the message
    outside the country.  We already know that china has learned from
    Tianmen square, they are at the forefront of the development of
    tools and techniques to censor the internet.  Developers in the
    free world have been quick to answer their demand for  these
    capabilities, all to make a buck or two.  Give the customer what
    he/she wants and make some money after all.  The fully coupled
    network utilizing a variety of connection methods circumvents the
    censors, enhancing one's ability to communicate.
    The internet is quite cool, but still, other folks have their
    fingers on the big off switch. Does anybody really think that the
    despots aren't learning from Tianmen square or the "arab spring" or
    Myanmar? Don't folks realize that sooner or later they'll sharpen
    up and pull the big red switch *before* they perform another such
    act of despotism or genocide?  Does anybody really think that any
    government anywhere won't become despotic if it perceives that
    doing so will enhance its ability to function, or that great term
    "security" we keep hearing about?  Make the tools easy enough to
    use you can be sure that governments will use them.  Our internet
    connectivity gives them easy tools to suppress our liberties, and
    the corporations that provide the routing services will be quick to
    comply with such instructions, especially if cops or soldiers with
    guns arrive at the server farms' locations ordering them to do so. 
    How many of you good readers out there refuse to fly because you
    don't want the TSA looking inside your clothes on your body with
    their scanners?  This is in the name of making us "safer" when we
    fly.  If the cops or soldiers with guns tell that internet router
    to shut down those servers and routers to make the people safer
    they won't even have to draw the guns, just show up with the paper. 
    The guns will stay in the holsters, but the connections will be
    cut.  You can take that to the bank.  
    Our fully coupled network with its distributed nodelist and variety
    of interconnection methods available fits right in with the
    philosophy of Fidonet's founders.  They showed a lot of wisdom and
    foresight which, coming up on three decades later is still
    relevant.  As we have advanced technologically we've developed ways
    to communicate even when the choke points are taken down.  I'll
    leave you this time with this thought.
    If you like me are a student of U.S. history you recall Paine and
    the other writers of the Federalist papers, all published under the
    pseudonym Publius, though penned by different individuals. 
    Newspapers of the day that were sympathetic, or were glad to accept
    money to do so published these.  Now consider what would have
    happened if people with guns had entered the newspaper office and
    forced the type setter to chuck the writings of Publius into the
    fire when setting type for the next edition.  There would be no
    discussion today of the principles put forward in the Federalist
    papers.  Remember that even the Federalists writing as Publius were
    careful to use more than one newspaper to get their writings out.
    FIDOGAZETTE Vol 6 No 4 		Page 4		February 19, 2012
    - e-Ministries          -
    - by Jon Justvig        -
    - February 3, 2011      -
    Issue #: 10
    We've studied the linage from Adam up to Enoch.  We'll continue
    our study from Genesis 5:19.
    (KJV) Gen 5:19  And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred
                    years, and begat sons and daughters:
    (KJV) Gen 5:20  And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty
                    and two years: and he died.
    Nine hundred and two years is a very long time to live for anyone.
    I wish I lived that long!  Seriously, if we could maintain our
    health that long and still be productive members of society, that
    would be quite fascinating.  Wouldn't it be interesting to
    interact with members of our family from that long ago?  There
    would be so much we could learn from each other.
    (KJV) Gen 5:21  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat
    Are you still with me up to this point?  There are a lot of names
    and the families are so big.  Now we have Methuselah.  Can you
    trace back all the way from the beginning with Adam?  Here, I will
    help you.
    Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and
    Are you enjoying it this far?  I hope so.  Let's continue on...
    (KJV) Gen 5:22  And Enoch walked with God after he begat
                    Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons
                    and daughters:
    (KJV) Gen 5:23  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty
                    and five years:
    (KJV) Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God
                    took him.
    Can you imagine that?  Enoch did not have to suffer death.  When
    he walked with God, God had taken him to be with him because he
    favored him.  Wouldn't it be amazing if we could live and never
    have to suffer death?  Someday we will and it will be one of the
    most awesome things we will do.  We will live for eternity!
    (KJV) Gen 5:25  And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven
                    years, and begat Lamech:
    (KJV) Gen 5:26  And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven
                    hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and
    (KJV) Gen 5:27  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred
                    sixty and nine years: and he died.
    (KJV) Gen 5:28  And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years,
                    and begat a son:
    (KJV) Gen 5:29  And he called his name Noah, saying, This same
                    shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of
                    our hands, because of the ground which the Lord
                    hath cursed.
    Since Cain killed Able, the blood from Able lead to God cursing
    the ground we walk on.  Men were forever cursed to work the
    ground from morning until night.  The Earth is about to change.
    We will soon see!
    (KJV) Gen 5:30  And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred
                    ninety and five years, and begat sons and
    (KJV) Gen 5:31  And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
                    seventy and seven years: and he died.
    (KJV) Gen 5:32  And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah
                    begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
    Just as you had thought the population was about to grow, now you
    will see something spectacular happen the Earth and all the evil
    it had consumed since day one when he created it.  We will
    conclude here and resume with chapter 6 in the coming weeks.
    If you've enjoyed our meeting, remember to ask your SysOp to carry
    MINISTER, an echo with FidoNet if he/she doesn't already.  Remember
    also to keep your head up high.  May God bless you and keep you!
    *** This conclude this issue of e-Ministries provided by Jon
    FIDOGAZETTE Vol 6 No 4 		Page 5		February 19, 2012
    			  F O O D:  F O R   T H O U G H T
      F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
      Want to contribute something here?  Send recipes,
      articles, reviews etc.  to janis@filegate.net, or
    My Birthday was on February 1st.. yeah, I may not look like it
    but I'm darn getting there age-wise Lol....  I must have darn
    good genes, is all I can figure.  Grandma Mary never got a gray
    hair until she was over 68...  wow..That's good Sicilian genes
    Ok some of my parts feel like they've had enough (stop that! 
    (grin)) You _are_ after all only as old as you FEEL..  You can
    cheat and use the HEX numbering system when someone has the
    nerve to ask you to confirm the age you are on your driver's
    license - for example, when I was 39 in Decimal I as only 29 in
    HEX.  Trouble is, when you do that, that hex numbering system
    doesn't sound as good when you start "getting on" in years
    Anyway, often enough around here, it's dinner time, and everyone
    wants to know what what you're going to conjure up ..it's my own
    fault, I like cooking.  Once, I swear, some fellow who'd come to
    dinner at our house said to Ron, "Wow.  You eat like this all
    the time??" Ron smiled and said "Yeah.....I do".  And all I
    could do was quietly giggle that night..  I mean all I could
    picture was perhaps this other fellow's life with hamburger
    helper, and frozen dinner entrees.
    It's true though.. I can't "just" make hamburgers and french
    fries, even when I start out feeling like I'm a little to 'tired
    to fuss'..  I have to do this thing with the fries making them
    garlic-fries, or make a bowl of roasted chicken gravy to serve
    on the table with them..  or vinegar and salt dressing,..  and
    the hamburgers can't just be burgers, the hamburger has to have
    hamburger mixed with a bit of bread crumbs, slivers of celery,
    garlic, onions, red pepper flakes and garlic salt and pepper all
    over them..  If I'm really in a mood, there will also be Swiss
    cheese topping them, crispy bacon and a kind of twist on
    thousand island dressing at the table.  Or..deciding to make a
    baked potato, but I can't just stick it in the oven or the
    microwave, I have to slice the potatoes in half, scrape the
    insides out and mash them with milk and butter, salt and pepper,
    and maybe even Swiss or Parmesan cheese..
    It's just a THING...  If you're going to do something, you (I do
    at least) feel like I am going to do it well.  
    So on my birthday, when Ron said to me, "I have to take you out
    to dinner.." I couldn't resist the idea.  You know..  who knows
    what ideas I might pick up, or what entree that we go crazy
    over, that I might I decide to try on my own just given the
    taste of the dish.  More times than not though, we're disappointed
    when we go out to eat...  certainly with Italian dishes..
    We went to Ithaca's premier steak house..John Thomas Steak house
    restaurant since I'm desperately trying to avoid this gluten
    thing...  so what could go wrong with steak on the menu.. 
    Trouble was one of the antipasto selections was Fried
    Squid......  something I could die for :)...
    So.. yes I ordered it. and ate it..loving each single delicately
    fried piece of squid covered in gluten-y breadcrumbs..  If I was
    home, I would have used non-gluten bread crumbs (I now have tons
    of them)..  but this appetizer was perfect, NOT over done, tough
    nor stringy.  They essentially melted in your mouth.  So here's
    my own recipe for that..sans non-gluten breadcrumbs.....YMMV as
    they say...  and yes, I paid for that gluten-appetizer later :(
    But the Fillet Mignon I ordered made up for that!
    Fried Calamari
    Preheat oven to 350F
    1 pound Calamari, cleaned
    1 cup Italian flavored Bread Crumbs
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 table spoon olive oil
    Coat a 13x9 cookie sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
    Slice calamari tubes into 1/2 inch rings.  
    Place the 1/4 cup of oil in a bowl. 
    Place the bread crumbs in an additional bowl.  
    Dip the calamari rings in the oil, a few at a time, and then dip
    in the bread crumbs.  As you remove the rings, shake off the
    excess bread crumbs and place on cookie sheet in single layer.
    Bake at 350F for 10 minutes
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    			 F I D O N E T   S O F T W A R E    L I S T
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                          Updated 6 February 2012
                     Maintained by Andrew Leary (1:320/119)
                Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht,
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              P=Points  E=Editor  I=Internet  U=Utility  #=Info
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           This list contains BBS-related software that is available
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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    | v3.75 on Feb 2 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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                           |     |  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
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      Cheepware            |DU   |http://kd5col.info/cheepware.html
       Sean Dennis         |     | sdennis72@gmail.com            1:18/200
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
      DDS (Doorware        |D@   |http://www.doorgames.org
       Distribution System)|     | ruth@doorgames.org
       Ruth Argust         |     |
      Jibben Software      |D*   |http://www.jibbensoftware.com/
                           |     |  bbs-door-games.cfm
                           |     | scott@jibben.com
                           |     | 1995-99 Release dates
      John Dailey Software |DU   |http://www.johndaileysoftware.com
      Shining Star         |D*   |http://www.shiningstar.net/bbsdoors/
                           |     | nannette@shiningstar.net
                           |     | Doors are still registerable via website
      Sunrise Doors:       |D    |http://www.sunrisedoors.com
       Al Lawrence         |     | al@sunrisedoors.com
                           |     | Tel: (404) 256-9518
      T1ny's Software      |DU   |http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/tsoft/
       Shawn Highfield     |     | shighfield@gmail.com          1:229/452
                           |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
      The Brainex System   |D    |http://www.brainex.com/brainex_system/
                           |     | stanley@brainex.com
                           |     | 1994-99 Releases
      Trade Wars           |D*   |http://www.eisonline.com/tradewars/
                           |     | jpritch@eisonline.com
                           |     | v3.09 (DOS-32) in 2002
      Vagabond Software    |DU*  |http://vbsoft.dhakota.org
                           |     | d@dhakota.org
                           |     | Last update: Apr 11 2008
      WWIVEdit             |DE   |http://www.weather-station.org/wwiv/
                           |     | v3.0 on 27 Jun 2011
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      CrossPoint (XP)      |P?   |http://www.crosspoint.de (German only)
                           |     | pm@crosspoint.de
                           |     | v3.12d  on Dec 22 1999
      FreeXP               |P    |http://www.freexp.de (German only)
                           |     | support@freexp.de
                           |     | v3.42 on Jun 27 2010
      FidoIP               |PO   |http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/fidoip/
                           |     | v.1.0.5 on Dec 2010
     +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
      GoldEd+              |EO   |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                           |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Mar 20 2011
                           |     | NOTE: Unstable versions released often
      SqEd32               |E    |http://www.sqed.de            2:2476/493
                           |     | v1.15 on Dec 15 1999
                           |     | Website is in German and English
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      Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                           |     | crosser@average.org
      Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                           |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                           |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001
      JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/jamnntpd.html
                           |     |                               1:120/544
      Luckygate            |UO   | ftp://happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft/gate/lgate
                           |     | gul@gul.kiev.ua
      MakeNL               |UO   |http://makenl.sourceforge.net
                           |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
      RNtrack              |U    |hhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/ftrack-as
                           |     |2:5080/102
                           |     |stas_degteff@users.sourceforge.net
                           |     | v1.32 on Apr 29 2011
      TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                           |     | transnet/index.html
                           |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                           |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007
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      Telnet/Dialup BBS    |#    |http://www.telnetbbsguide.com   1:275/89
       Guide               |     | Maintained by Dave Perrussel
                           |     | This is probably the most updated BBS
                           |     | list on the Internet for a general
                           |     | BBS list.
      Synchronet BBS List  |#    |http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html
                           |     | Maintained automatically
                           |     | This list is specifically for
                           |     | Synchronet-based BBS systems and is
                           |     | automatically updated nightly.
      The BBS Corner       |#    |http://www.bbscorner.com
                           |     | This website is more than just files,
                           |     | it's an encyclopedia of knowledge for
                           |     | BBS sysops and people who want to
                           |     | become sysops.  This site is run by
                           |     | the same person who does the Telnet
                           |     | BBS Guide.
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      File Archives:
       http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
       http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
       http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
      Note: Most also provide FTP access (use ftp instead of http above)
      The BBS Software List is published weekly in the FidoNews.
      If you have corrections, suggestions or additions to the information
      above, please contact Andrew Leary with your information via the
      FIDONEWS echo or netmail at 1:320/119.
    FIDOGAZETTE Vol 6 No 4 		Page 7		February 19, 2012
    			 F I D O G A Z E T T E   B B S    L I S T
    !!!        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.....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
    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 3.15b (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.
                 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 4 		Page 8		February 19, 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 ideKa for a column or a series of articles,
    please contact me :)
    MailingList subsriptions via 
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    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 sparcity 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
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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 4 		Page 9		February 19, 2012
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