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From: Underminer (1:396/4)
To: All
Date: Thu, 02.07.20 14:48
From: "Underminer" <>

To: Grant Taylor
Re: bbs?
By: Grant Taylor to alt.bbs,alt.bbs.allsysop,comp.os.linux.networking on Sun
Mar 29 2020 10:59:32

GT> We have been having a discussion about BBS network technologies in
GT> We are discussing what protocols were used between BBSs and what
GT> networks they formed.
GT> Do you have any input that you would like to share with people that know
GT> less about BBSs?

FTN Standards were absolutely ubiquitous and used for many spin off nets, but
is a much deeper rabbit hole than one might think, as there were a few
different options for connection between two nodes.

A great many cities or other small geographic areas had their own area nets
either piggybacking Fido, or just using similar setup and/or the same programs.

There were alternatives like QWK based networking, and just about any other
contemporary message network/technology was likely gated to some BBS or
collection of BBSes SOMEWHERE.

Before the average user had access to the Internet, and before the WWW was a
thing, Bulletin boards WERE the online world for many. As a result, people got
The Undermine BBS -
Fidonet: 1:342/17
--- Synchronet 3.16a-Win32 NewsLink 1.102
* The Undermine - Calgary, AB - telnet://
--- NewsGate v1.0 gamma 2
* Origin: News Gate @ Net396 -Huntsville, AL - USA (1:396/4)


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