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                Table Of Contents
    
    
    
    Quote of the Day........................2
    Editorial...............................3
    Old School ToolBox:                      
      Connecting the wetware, Part III......4
    e-ministries Issue #11..................5
    Food For Thought: Amaretti Cookies......6
    Fidonet SoftWare List...................7
    FidoGazette BBS List....................8
    Information (How to Submit an Article)..9
    
    
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    Talk about nonsense :)
    
    There was a sort of interesting discussion in a private echo
    regarding just how 'fidonet' _is_ and _should be_ capitalized
    recently.
    
    The question being: 
    
    Should it be "FidoNet", or "Fidonet"?  
    
    Anyone game for a pin and some angels here? ...And why would you
    get riled or bothered if "FidoNet" was used instead of
    "Fidonet"?
    
    If you go back to "original documents", like policy4.07, it's an
    very uneven split of 92 'FidoNet' entries, and 3 "Fidonet"
    entries.
    
    If you look at the FTSC charter, it is split again:
    
    /pub/ftsc$ grep -wc FidoNet FTA-1004.005
    16
    
    /pub/ftsc$ grep -wc Fidonet FTA-1004.005
    13
    
    ooh.. looks like the darn "FidoNet" people were better typists,
    or just meant to call us "FidoNet", not Fidonet :)
    
    What other essentially quasi-legal documents do we have? 
    Certainly the body of the entire FTSC library of files if
    someone wants to come up with simple grep script to find the
    instances..
    
    or that _other_ document that Zone 1 threw away long ago:
    
        Echopol
    
    waitaminit...
    
    Here is a document that Zone 2 has   _digested_ (while we
    tossed it OUT) and it does live on in some echos I suppose,
    though not successfully here (read it and weep if you care to
    http://www.filegate.net/info/eop.txt)
    
    =============cut here===========
    Changes by John Souvestre, 1:396/1, on February 26, 1991
    
    Draft  -:-  Draft  -:-  Draft  -:-  Draft  -:-  Draft  -:-
    Draft
    
    
    
                 ZONE ONE BACKBONE ECHOMAIL POLICY 2.0
    [...]             
    ============cut here============
    
    And what do we find in this document written by John Souvestre
    in 1991?
    
    grep -wc Fidonet
    /home/ftp/pub/info/eop.txt
    29
    grep -wc FidoNet
    /home/ftp/pub/info/eop.txt
    0
    
    
    Mystery solved.. 
    :)
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                            The Old School Toolbox
    
                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
                     Connecting the wetware Part III
    
    Within all these discussions of the strengths, and weaknesses of
    Fidonet and all that goes along with them we should remember that
    Fidonet's founding father was a man who believed strongly in self
    determination and liberty.  Not just was he a pretty sharp software
    guy, but he was also a student of history, and all the others ways
    man relates to his fellows.  His experiences and beliefs shaped the
    early Fidonet in many ways.  In these next two installments I'll
    keep the focus on them.  If you'll recall, last time we were
    discussing the many ways Fidonet can circumvent attempts to control
    the flow of information by totalitarian governments.  We'll
    continue to look at this topic this time, then we'll drill down to
    those founding principles and how they shaped the policy under
    which we operate.  Then we'll look at how we might wish to change
    that policy to reflect conditions as they truly are in today's
    Fidonet.
    
    Fidonet's electronic forerunner in the fight for freedom and
    liberty was radio.  With a little bit of technical know-how
    anybody, and I mean just anybody can throw up a hunk of wire in
    some trees and put a transmitter on the air, and get the word out.
    Forget licensing and all that for the moment. Clandestine
    broadcasters have been aiding and abetting revolutions and
    insurgencies for over half a century now. With modern equipment
    it's so mobile that about the time the authorities get a fix on the
    transmitter they pack it all up, throw it in the trunk of a car,
    roll on somewhere else, half an hour after they arrive at their
    next location they're back on the air!  Still, radio requires some
    advance planning, some forethought. if you're going to run the
    risks associated with your clandestine broadcasting you'd better
    have a plan so as to keep broadcasting, and getting the word out. 
    If you don't, your activities will be curtailed quite soon, and you
    might face heavy fines, imprisonment, or even death.
    
    Even though the governments can coopt the corporations that
    maintain our internet connections in the interest of suppressing
    freedom it's harder to totally shut down the regular public
    switched telephone network. After all, public safety depends on the
    viability of that network. As long as you've a working telephone
    and can dial out, you've got a connection with somebody else.
    
    You can't stop radio waves, but you can sure stop internet dead in
    its tracks. Pull the big switch on a couple of key systems, and
    "goodnight gracie." Traffic stops dead, there's no conduit
    available. The Chinese government demonstrates that it can be done.
    
    Like terrestrial radio, Fidonet over pstn is dirt simple to
    implement, even if all you've got is an old coco 2 and a 1200 baud
    modem. It's harder to listen in on those compressed packets
    traveling on the phone line from your modem, but to get the word to
    the good folks outside by radio you've got to use the human voice,
    and a language the folks outside will understand.  Beyond that,
    even though modern radio transmitters are simpler to deploy there's
    still a bit of technical know-how required.  The authorities will
    be quick to deploy radio direction finding techniques to zero in on
    your transmitter's location, so you'd better be prepared to take it
    all down and move it within an hour or two, or you'll soon be
    without the capability to communicate.  But, even if they shut down
    your modem the guy across town with one can dial up a connection,
    and information still flows.  
    
    I'd be missing a crucial point here if I didn't mention the first
    form of electrical/electronic communication, the telegraph.  Even
    then there were folks understood the concept of choke points.  As
    one French official put it, the telegraph met those who would cut
    off communication only with a span of wire which could easily be
    cut in a few places.  He argued that the French signal towers
    guarded by men with guns and located on high ground were much more
    secure.  I don't consider the telegraph beyond this point much in
    a discussion of enhancing freedom and liberty however, because your
    communication wasn't direct.  You had to write out your message and
    pass it to the telegrapher who would send it in Morse code to
    others for relay to its destination, and it was essentially the
    only game in town.  Yes, you could encrypt your message some sort
    of way, but it  was still a simple matter to deny you communication
    if that was desirable.  That French official was right about one
    thing, the telegraph was a major choke point.
    
    Freedom and liberty can only exist as long as folks have
    communication options. If anybody thinks the despots won't learn to
    get control of the technology before their next holocaust or
    Tianmen square they're sadly mistaken. Our fully coupled nodelist,
    and variety of connection options assure us that we have a way to
    get the word to those we wish to reach. Less fear involved too,
    after all, setting up that clandestine radio station is fraught
    with dangers. There is the risk of heavy monetary forfeitures and
    possible jail time. But, as long as you can communicate with
    *somebody* in the Fidonet system you can get the word out.  Hey you
    never knew you could be part of the revolution if things get real
    bad I'll bet!  You don't even have to leave your chair, and the
    risks are actually quite low.  All you need do is have the
    capability to utilize those alternate connection methods when the
    Internet goes dark.  Even if you're not real sure that you might
    need to put your revolutionary hat on I've described in past
    columns in this publication reasons you might want to explore these
    options.  
    
    I've already discussed all the ways that our early Fidonet pioneers
    provided a robust versatile network which can serve us well into
    the future in this column.  Next time I'll talk about what we need
    to do today so that their vision of the network survives into the
    future.  We'll even damp down the fire and brimstone just a bit.
    
    
    
    
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    - e-Ministries          -
    - by Jon Justvig        -
    - February 24, 2012     -
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    Issue #: 11
    
    And now we are in the act of chapter 6 of the King James Version.
    
    (KJV) Gen 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on
                  the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto
                  them,
    
    (KJV) Gen 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that
                  they were fair; and they took them wives of all
                  which they chose.
    
    (KJV) Gen 6:3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive
                  with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days
                  shall be an hundred and twenty years.
    
    What has happened now, that we see in our current lives, is the
    maximum length of time a man will be able to live on earth.  One-
    hundred and twenty years.  And that my friends, is very rare, but
    if you do watch the news where you live, you might see someone 90+
    on TV celebrating their birthday, or even at your very own home.  I
    bet you would like to throw a party for them as they have endured
    life and everything that has been thrown at them since birth.
    In my eyes, elderly people are very special and to be treated fair.
    So, wherever you are, put your hand up and let them know you care.
    
    (KJV) Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and
                  also after that, when the sons of God came in unto
                  the daughters of men, and they bare children to
                  them, the same became mighty men which were of old,
                  men of renown. 
    
    There were giants back then, do you think living to be hundreds
    and hundreds years old, do you honestly think that growing wider
    and taller was going to stop before they reached the age of say,
    twenty?  I think not.  These giants lived a long life.
    
    (KJV) Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in
                  the earth, and that every imagination of the
                  thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    (KJV) Gen 6:6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the
                  earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
    (KJV) Gen 6:7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have
                  created from the face of the earth; both man, and
                  beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the
                  air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
    (KJV) Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. 
    
    God saw wickedness then just as he sees it today.  I would  
    encourage everyone, if given a choice to take a path, a path that
    might be narrow, that is less traveled but guarenteed for ever
    salvation.  It's easy to take the broad road that the majority and
    even more people take today.  
    
    You may wonder...what road do I take? ...how do I get there...
    What must you do.  Picture two mountains.  You are on one, and
    your destination is on the other side.  Your only option is to
    cross to the other mountain is by a bridge.  There is a bridge
    there that you haven't seen.  You've had someone come up and talk
    to you about the Lord and were asked if you would like salvation.
    The meaning, to be saved by Christ.  But, you weren't sure how or
    it just wasn't in your heart at the time.  So you begin to put
    your hands together, close your eyes and asking God how can I get
    off this mountain, there's so much wickedness here, I want to be
    with you.  So, you have a warm feeling and you ask God to wash your
    sins and naturally, you repent your wicked ways.  You ask the Lord
    Jesus into your life to mold you like clay...into a beautiful vase
    of any color you choose.  Suddenly, you see a bridge to appear.
    So what do you do, you go over there and try to cross it.  But,
    you've forgotten one thing, you need to keep praying and turning
    from your disobedience towards God.  This bridge will never fail.
    Once you're on it, you're on it for good and the end of it is
    the Almighty God standing there with his son Jesus waiting for you
    to come see him.
    
    It's that easy folks, just pray to the Lord, put all your troubles
    and worries on him and he'll take away the part in your body that
    feels empty.  If you haven't already asked the Lord into your life
    I suggest you do it now.  I suggest you close your eyes, put your
    hands together and ask the Lord Jesus into your life.  He hears
    what's in your heart.  He know every neuron in your brain, the
    precise count of every sand pebble on the Earth even before you
    were born.  Come follow Him today, would you?  It's hard to break
    habits and it's a lot more challenging to start new ones.  He
    isn't expecting you to change overnight, but His eyes in your
    Heart, you have changed and he'll do the rest if you just love
    Him, read the Bible, speak His word, spead the Word to other
    people.
    
    This wraps it up for this week.  I hope you've enjoyed reading as
    I've enjoy sharing a little bit with you.  Be good and let God
    take care of you!
    
    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
        Justvig.
    
    
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    Amaretti Cookies
    By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38, janis@filegate.net
    
    This is a recipe that makes a perfect non-gluten cookie. 
    
    If you don't have a non-stick cookie tins, you should use either
    some parchment paper to line the cookie sheet, or use coconut
    oil to grease the tins.
    
    Preheat oven to 300F (very slow temperature)
    
    3/4 cup almond flour (ground almonds)
    1/4 cup plus 3 tsp. sugar
    2 large egg whites
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    pinch of salt
    
    Mix the almond flour with the sugar. In a separate bowl, whip
    the egg whites until soft peaks form.  Stir the egg whites into
    the almond flour mixture, along with the vanilla extract and 
    pinch of salt.
    
    Drop by tablespoons onto the prepared tins.  Back at 300F for
    20-25 minutes, or until just starting to brown.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                            BBS Software List
    
                         Updated 26 February 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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     ==> 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    | v3.76 on Feb 20 2012
    
     FIDO-Deluxe IP       |MPUI |http://www.fido-deluxe.de.vu 2:2432/280
      Michael Haase       |     | m.haase@gmx.net
                          |     | v2.4 on Sep 26 2003
    
     FrontDoor, FD/APX:   |MITPC|http://www.defsol.se          2:201/330
      Definite Solutions  |?    | sales@defsol.se
                          |     | v2.26SW & v2.33ml FD, v1.15 APX
    
     Husky Project        |MTPUI|http://husky.sourceforge.net/
                          |EO?  | v1.9 RC2 on Apr 20 2010
    
     Taurus               |MI   |http://www.fidotel.com/public/forums/
     (based on Radius)    |?    |  taurus/index.htm
                          |     | v5.0 Jun 12 2006
                          |     |
    
     T-Mail               |MI   |http://www.tmail.spb.ru (Russian only)
                          |?    | v2608 on Dec 12 2001
    
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    ==> MAIL TOSSERS
    
     Crashmail II         |TO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                          |     | crashmail.html
    
     FastEcho             |T    |http://www.softeq.de/Products/FastEcho/
                          |     | fastecho.html
                          |     | v1.46.1 on 13 Nov 2007
                          |     | Registration keys are free and available
                          |     | by request from the author
    
     Fidogate             |TUI? |http://www.fidogate.org
                          |     | v4.4.10 on Aug 27 2004
                          |     |
    
     FMail                |TO   |http://fmail.sourceforge.net/
                          |     | v1.60.GPL on Mar 8 2008
                          |     | v1.64.0.17 (Beta) on Sep 27 2011
    
     JetMail: JetSys      |TU   |http://www.jetsys.de  js@jetsys.de
      (ATARI ST only)     |     | v1.01 on Jan 1st 2000
    
     Squish               |T*   |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                          |     | v1.11R2 on Jan 1 2009
                          |     | Source code available in the Maximus BBS
                          |     | archive: http://maximus.sourceforge.net
    
    
     WWIVToss             |T    |http://www.weather-station.org/wwiv/
                          |     | v1.50 on 23 May 2011
    
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    ==> BBS SOFTWARE
    
     BBBS                 |BICTM|http://www.bbbs.net             2:22/222
                          |     |  b@bbbs.net
                          |     | v4.01 on January 28 2007
    
     EleBBS               |BO*? |http://www.elebbs.com
                          |     | v0.10.RC1 on Jun 9 2002
    
     Enthral BBS          |B    |http://enthralbbs.com          1:250/501
      Linux/BSD/OSX       |     | v0.429/Alpha on 14 October 2010
                          |     | Fidonet filebone SCENEENT
    
     Ezycom BBS           |BT   |http://www.ezycom-bbs.com      3:690/682
                          |     | v2.15g2 on Nov 16 2009
    
     GT Power             |B    |http://www.gtpowerbbs.com/
                          |     | v19.00
    
     Hermes II Project    |BT   |http://www.hermesbbs.com/
      Macintosh-based     |     | malyn@strangegizmo.com
                          |     | v3.5.10b3
    
     Maximus BBS          |BO*  |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                          |     | v3.03
                          |     | Source code available at:
                          |     | http://maximus.sourceforge.net/
    
     MBSE BBS             |BIO  |http://www.mbse.eu/bbsing/mbsebbs 2:280/2802
                          |     | mbroek@mbse.eu
                          |     | v0.95.14 on Dec 14 2011
    
     Meltdown BBS         |UIO  |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/
                          |     | v1.0b on Apr 26 2004
    
     Mystic BBS           |BO*  |http://www.mysticbbs.com
                          |     | http://wiki.mysticbbs.com
                          |     | v1.09 on Oct 17 2011
    
     RemoteAccess BBS     |B?   |http://www.rapro.com             1:1/120
                          |     | bfmorse@rapro.com
                          |     | v2.62.2SW
    
     Renegade BBS         |B    |http://renegadebbs.info        1:129/305
                          |     | v1.10/DOS on 3 Oct 2009
    
     Spitfire BBS         |B?   |http://www.buffalocrk.com/
                          |     | mdwoltz@buffalocrk.com
                          |     | v3.7 on Jan 1, 2010
    
     Synchronet BBS       |BTIO |http://www.synchro.net         1:103/705
                          |     | v3.15b on 8 Oct 2011
    
     Telegard BBS         |B*   |http://www.telegard.net
                          |     | v3.09g2-sp4/mL on Dec 19 1999
    
     WildCat! Interactive |MTBEI|http://www.santronics.com
      Net Server, Platinum|     | sales@santronics.com
      Xpress: Santronics  |     |
      Software, Inc.      |     | v6.4 AUP 454.1 on Aug 1 2011
    
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    ==> TIC PROCESSORS/FILEFIX/SRIF
    
     Allfix               |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/          1:140/12
      Bob Seaborn         |     | v6.0.22 on 26 January 2011
    
     NEF/pk               |F    |http://nefpk.8m.com/
                          |     | v2.45b2 on 5 March 2000
    
     TinyTIC              |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/tinytic.html
                          |     |                               1:120/544
    
     VIReq                |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/vireq.html
                          |     |                               1:120/544
    
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    ==> BBS DOORS/UTILITIES
    
     Cheepware            |DU   |http://kd5col.info/cheepware.html
      Sean Dennis         |     | sdennis72@gmail.com            1:18/200
                          |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
    
     DDS (Doorware        |D@   |http://www.doorgames.org
      Distribution System)|     | ruth@doorgames.org
      Ruth Argust         |     |
    
     Jibben Software      |D*   |http://www.jibbensoftware.com/
                          |     |  bbs-door-games.cfm
                          |     | scott@jibben.com
                          |     | 1995-99 Release dates
    
     John Dailey Software |DU   |http://www.johndaileysoftware.com
    
     Shining Star         |D*   |http://www.shiningstar.net/bbsdoors/
                          |     | nannette@shiningstar.net
                          |     | Doors are still registerable via website
    
     Sunrise Doors:       |D    |http://www.sunrisedoors.com
      Al Lawrence         |     | al@sunrisedoors.com
                          |     | Tel: (404) 256-9518
    
     T1ny's Software      |DU   |http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/tsoft/
      Shawn Highfield     |     | shighfield@gmail.com          1:229/452
                          |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
    
     The Brainex System   |D    |http://www.brainex.com/brainex_system/
                          |     | stanley@brainex.com
                          |     | 1994-99 Releases
    
     Trade Wars           |D*   |http://www.eisonline.com/tradewars/
                          |     | jpritch@eisonline.com
                          |     | v3.09 (DOS-32) in 2002
    
     Vagabond Software    |DU*  |http://vbsoft.dhakota.org
                          |     | d@dhakota.org
                          |     | Last update: Apr 11 2008
    
     WWIVEdit             |DE   |http://www.weather-station.org/wwiv/
                          |     | v3.0 on 27 Jun 2011
    
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    ==> POINT SOFTWARE
    
     CrossPoint (XP)      |P?   |http://www.crosspoint.de (German only)
                          |     | pm@crosspoint.de
                          |     | v3.12d  on Dec 22 1999
    
     FreeXP               |P    |http://www.freexp.de (German only)
                          |     | support@freexp.de
                          |     | v3.42 on Jun 27 2010
    
     FidoIP               |PO   |http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/fidoip/
                          |     | v.1.0.5 on Dec 2010
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    ==> SYSOP MAIL EDITORS
    
     GoldEd+              |EO   |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                          |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Mar 20 2011
                          |     | NOTE: Unstable versions released often
    
     SqEd32               |E    |http://www.sqed.de            2:2476/493
                          |     | v1.15 on Dec 15 1999
                          |     | Website is in German and English
    
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    ==> INTERNET UTILITIES
    
     Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                          |     | crosser@average.org
    
     Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                          |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                          |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001
    
     JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/jamnntpd.html
                          |     |                               1:120/544
    
     Luckygate            |UO   | ftp://happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft/gate/lgate
                          |     | gul@gul.kiev.ua
    
     MakeNL               |UO   |http://makenl.sourceforge.net
                          |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
    
     RNtrack              |U    |hhttp://sourceforge.net/projects/ftrack-as
                          |     |2:5080/102
                          |     |stas_degteff@users.sourceforge.net
                          |     | v1.32 on Apr 29 2011
    
     TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                          |     | transnet/index.html
                          |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                          |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007
    
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    ==> INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES/BBS LISTS
    
     Telnet/Dialup BBS    |#    |http://www.telnetbbsguide.com   1:275/89
      Guide               |     | Maintained by Dave Perrussel
                          |     | This is probably the most updated BBS
                          |     | list on the Internet for a general
                          |     | BBS list.
    
     Synchronet BBS List  |#    |http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html
                          |     | Maintained automatically
                          |     | This list is specifically for
                          |     | Synchronet-based BBS systems and is
                          |     | automatically updated nightly.
    
     The BBS Corner       |#    |http://www.bbscorner.com
                          |     | This website is more than just files,
                          |     | it's an encyclopedia of knowledge for
                          |     | BBS sysops and people who want to
                          |     | become sysops.  This site is run by
                          |     | the same person who does the Telnet
                          |     | BBS Guide.
    
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    File Archives:
    
     http://archives.thebbs.org
     http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
     http://www.simtel.net
     http://www.bbsfiles.com
     http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
     http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
     http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/
    
    Note: Most also provide FTP access (use ftp instead of http above)
    
    The BBS Software List is published weekly in the FidoNews.
    
    If you have corrections, suggestions or additions to the information
    above, please contact Andrew Leary with your information via the
    FIDONEWS echo or netmail at 1:320/119.
    
    
    
    
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    Send updates, changes to address above or 
    to janis @ filegate.net.
    
    System.......Capitol City Online
    FidoAddress..1:2320/105
    Phone........502-875-8938
    Software.....GT Power
    OS...........OS/2
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                 new user questionnaire
    Telnet.......cco.ath.cx
                 telnet access to GT Power BBS - same as dial-up
    www:.........http://cco.ath.cx
                 This site runs Synchronet under linux.  Requires
                 separate user registration.  Has same message
                 areas as dial-up/telnet bbs.
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    System.......Christian Fellowship
    FidoAddress..1:266/512
    Phone........1-856-933-7096
    Software.....PCBoard 15.3
    OS...........Windows XP pro
    C/B Verify...Manually via email or voice 
                 usually within 24 hours.
    Access.......Read only until verified. Once 
                 verified write access to Msg bases, file 
                 areas, chat and doors/games.
    Telnet.......cfbbs.dtdns.net or cfbbs.no-ip.com
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    System.......Lightning BBS
    FidoAddress..1:311/2
    Software.....Virtual Advanced
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                 message reading.  Message posting requires 
                 validation.
    Telnet.......lightningbbs.com
    www:.........http:/www.lightningbbs.com/index.php
                 Thanks to VADV-PHP you can access almost 
                 everything the BBS has to offer from the
                 web, with the exception of door games.
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    System.......Lionsden BBS
    FidoAddress..1:224/303
    Phone........613-392-8896
    Software.....Synchronet
    OS...........Windows XP
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
    Telnet.......lionsden.darktech.org
                 telnet access offers full features
     	         of the standard bbs such as doors, 
        	 qwkmail, Files, etc.
    www:.........http:/www.lionsden.darktech.org 
                 You will redirected to a menu where you can 
                 choose one of three sites.  The first one is 
                 private and requires PW to get into.
    FTP..........FTP://lionsden.darktech.org Files only
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    System.......Outpost BBS
    FidoAddress..1:18/200
    Software.....ProBoard
    OS...........OS/2
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......A guest accoount is available if you just want
                 to look around (no message posting).  Full 
                 access requires registration and validation.
    Telnet.......outpost.slyip.net
    WWW:.........http://kd5col.info
                 Web-based (full capability) BBS access is 
                 available on website via fTelnet.
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    System.......Prism BBS
    FidoAddress..1:261/38
    Phone........607-655-5652
    Software.....BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Dada-1
    OS...........Linux (Ubuntu)
    C/B Verify...None
    Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, 
                 file areas, all features of the BBS.
    Telnet.......filegate.net
                 telnet access offers full features 
                 of the standard bbs such as doors,
                 qwkmail, BWmail,Files, chat, group chat,
                 etc.       
    www:.........http:/www.filegate.net:8080/bbbs
                 web interface is limited to reading messages 
                 and replying online, or downloading messages 
                 in qwk packets, but not uploading them,
                 file download access, guest account.
    FTP:	 filegate.net, port 60721. 
                 public access to file areas (please 
                 note change of port for public access).
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    System.......Roach Guts BBS 
    FidoAddress..1:396/60 
    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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