Terms You Should Know
The next digits, before the "/" in the address, tell you the network within the zone. I am in Zone 2, network 331.
My address is 2:331/313, indicating that I am node 313 in network 331 in Europe. The Fidonet nodelist lists my bbs/mailer telephone number, along with some flags to indicate that my system is also reachable via telnet and binkp, and ftp on the internet.
,313,Nightmare_BBS,Milano,Alessandro_Trebbi,-Unpublished-,300,CM,XA,MO,IBN,INA:bbs.3bsoft.comNormally, your network coordinator will assign your node number to you, and also apply the correct flags to your listing, if you let him know about your system capabilities. All node numbers are listed in the Fidonet nodelist.
These node numbers, flags, phone numbers and other information are read by your front-end mailer before your system tries to connect to another system.
Area NODEDIFF Origin 1:261/38 From 1:249/100 To 1:249/0 File NODEDIFF.A38 Desc Fidonet Nodelist Difference file for week 038 Crc 80456 Path 1:261/38 1042351435 SUN JAN 12 12:03:55 2003 UTC +060049 E340 AC Path 1:261/38 @030112130427 EST+5 Seenby 1:261/38 Seenby 1:249/100 Seenby 1:249/0 Seenby 1:3634/12 Seenby 2:201/505 Pw PasswordWhen this file is received with archive, NODEDIFF.A38, your file tosser reads the information in the tic. It then looks for the corresponding information it needs in your configuration file. Finally, it move the archive from your inbound to the place on your hard drive where you've chose to store this file area. After the file is placed in your file base by your tick-compatible software , the .tic file is deleted by your system.
The point saves replies using point software, and drops them off at the BBS system.
The point is considered a BBS user, and the SysOp of the BBS (called a Boss node) is responsible for the point's behavior within Fidonet. Points can enjoy most activities in Fidonet that a node can, but generally aren't allow to vote in Network or Regional elections. Points can be moderators of an echo, however, and can coordinate FDN areas.
Nightmare BBS supports fidonet points:
A preconfigured point is available as docker machine:
Install docker, if you have not yet installed (docker is largely used for many purposes)
Then pull :
docker pull atrebbi/nightmarepoint:latest
and install the container:
docker run --detach \
--name nightmarepoint \
--restart always \
-p 7681:7681 \
you could now connect to:
http://localhost:7681 and run the following script:
On 1st run you will have to spcify some parameters (your name, and then point number and password that you have asked to sysop)
You can find it in door section of Nightmare BBS.
Though specifics vary between versions, in general the player is a trader in a galaxy with a fixed set of other players (either human or computer). The players seek to gain control of resources: usually fuel, ore, food, and equipment, and travel through sectors of the galaxy trading them for money or undervalued resources. Players use their wealth to upgrade their spaceship with better weapons and defenses, and fight for control of planets and star bases.
Released in 1986, TradeWars was among the earliest multiplayer online games.
As of 2013, TradeWars has been hosted on over 21,000 different sites in 59 different countries, with some sites hosting the game continuously for over 25 years.
In 1995, when there were 400 active MUD sites, TradeWars was running on over 14,000 different sites.
That same year, when popular MUD LambdaMOO hosted 10,000 players, over 70,000 played TradeWars.
It has been cited as an inspiration of game developers like Paul Sage (Ultima Online), Josh Johnston (Jumpgate), Eric Wang (Earth and Beyond) and Pete Mackay (Star Citizen).
TradeWars has been referenced by multiple books on the early Internet and online gaming history.