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From: Janis Kracht (1:261/38)
To: All
Date: Sat, 07.01.12 03:03
T h e F i d o G a z e t t e! Vol 6 No 01 FileGate Project News

FileGate News
By Janis Kracht, 1:261/38,

This week, a new version of filegate.hdr was distributed in
the file echo, FG_WORF.

This small file is to applied to archives released via the
IFDC FileGate Distribution as a comment file.

When applied as a comment file (not archived as an
additional file, say like file_id.diz or a .exe file), the
comment file does not change the contents of any archive it
is attached to. This can be important to authors who don't
want people messing with their carefully tested and
validated software. The comment file sits "outside" the
archive, so sysops distributing an author's file don't have
to worry about violating author's rights.

The comment file, filegate.hdr, simply tells people as they
are unarchiving the file where the file came from and
where one may find more information regarding the IFDC

Here's what it looks like:

====================cut here===============================

IFDC FileGate Project Archive (c) 1994-2012
Distributed by The IFDC FileGate Project (sm)
For more information about the Project please visit

====================cut here===============================

SysOps who recieve files from the IFDC FileGate are asked
not to remove this informational comment file until all
uplinks have received there daily dose of files. In other
words, you can replace this comment with say a comment
about your own BBS, but you should wait to do so until
everyone who picks up from you has done so. First, it's
the right thing to do Smile Secondly and perhaps more
importantly, waiting until everyone picks up their files
will prevent the CRC from changing in the tic file
distributed with the file Smile As you probably know, when
the CRC of an archive changes, the toss will fail, creating
.bad files instead of .tic file.

FIDOGAZETTE Vol 6 No 1 Page 5 January 1st, 2012


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