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The F I D O N E W S Volume 37, Number 23 08 Jun 2020 +--------------------------+-----------------------------------------+ | |The newsletter of the | | | | | FidoNet community. | | Netmail attach to (POTS): | | | | | Editor @ 2:2/2 (+46-31-960447) | | | ____________| | | | | / __ | Netmail attach to (BinkP): | | | / / \ | Editor @ 2:203/0 | | | WOOF! ( /|oo \ | | | \_______\(_| /_) | Email attach to: | | _ @/_ \ _ | b @ felten dot se | | | | \ \\ | | | | (*) | \ ))| | | |__U__| / \// | Editor: Bj?rn Felten | | ______ _//|| _\ / | | | / Fido \ (_/(_|(____/ | Newspapers should have no friends. | | (________) (jm) | -- JOSEPH PULITZER | +--------------------------+-----------------------------------------+ Table of Contents 1. FOOD FOR THOUGHT ......................................... 1 2. GENERAL ARTICLES ......................................... 2 The Corona pandemic is real (Part-2) ..................... 2 3. LIST OF FIDONET IPV6 NODES ............................... 5 List of IPv6 nodes ....................................... 5 4. JAMNNTPD SERVERS LIST .................................... 8 The Johan Billing JamNNTPd project ....................... 8 5. FIDONEWS'S FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING ...................... 9 6. SPECIAL INTEREST ......................................... 16 Statistics from the Fidoweb .............................. 16 Nodelist Stats ........................................... 17 7. FIDONEWS INFORMATION ..................................... 19 How to Submit an Article ................................. 19 Credits, Legal Infomation, Availability .................. 21

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================================================================= FOOD FOR THOUGHT ================================================================= The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. -- Mark Twain -----------------------------------------------------------------

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================================================================= GENERAL ARTICLES ================================================================= The Corona pandemic is real (Part-2) Ward Dossche - 2:292/854 In Volume 37, Number 16 of April 20th 2020 I published an article describing my Covid19 experience entitled: "The Corona pandemic is real". There have been requests by readers about "How does the Corona pandemic story continue for you?" ... people want to know in general how one's life is, and how it remains affected. My previous article ended on April 15th with the words "5 more days of quarantine when I write this ...". So what's to be said? For starters, I think that in all aspects I have been very lucky. There have been people who were way worse, people that died ... while I live. As my deceased friend Julie Hall once told me "Nomatter how bad it gets, there is always something something to be thankful for ..." Thankful for realizing in time what was up, thankful for the healthcare system in this country which caught me perfectly in my fall and had the exact facilities available to treat me, thankful for my family who rebounded to the bad tidings in a wonderful way and kept their spirits high though they were faced with a very problematic situation for which none of us were prepared ... more specifically out of the blue with no prior signs my kids risked losing both their parents virtually on the same day ... it came as a shock for them. I'm thankful for friends who thought I was an emotional wreck and needed to be uplifted from bleak thoughts, I'm thankful for people like Pierre who mailed me every day and Kees who took over nodelist production immediately as at the time we had no idea where my hospitalisation would lead us to (we had this back-up system available for years and now it was proving its worth), I am thankful for the hospital staff (not just nurses or doctors, but the aides serving meals and cleaning staff as well ...) I will forget people for which I'm sorry... So, I'm sorry if I forgot you. The quarantine ... My wife and I had a not-used apartment which my kids prepared as the designated quarantine-unit. The day of the homecoming we filed immediately up the stairs and while it was only on the 2nd floor (in the US that would be the 3rd floor) I was out of breath after one set of stairs. It was immediately clear: being discharged from the hospital did not constitute being cured, but rather a next step in the healing process.

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We were serviced by the kids doing the foodshopping and meal- preparation ... it was kinda an hotel ... without it being a hotel. The kids took well care of us. The coughing was still ominously present though, at any time of the day there was slime, and coughing, and more slime or throwing up. But after a while you notice it's getting more infrequent and less violent. It was around that time I coined the idea that you do not know how much slime can be in a person's body. Life in quarantine went by uneventful ... I never saw my Fidonet- machine during that period and the network didn't burst .. ? ... Sometimes stories reach you about social interaction gone horrible wrong during quarantine, couples fighting, parents fighting with their kids, dogs pooping on the carpet, the cat vomiting in bed ... None of that happened here. There was a laptop, there was WiFi, there was Netflix, there was an HDMI-connection to a big screen ... [may I recommend the movie "Two Popes" on Netflix? Excellent.] Really, there is nothing bad I can tell about and the 2 weeks of quarantine just flew by. I feared it was going to be a disaster but actually it went quite well. Immediately after quarantine ended April 20th I took my bike and went on ever longer trips (PTL for a flat countryside). It was obvious that Covid19 had done a job on the lungs, could not get the volume of air as before so I had to flex the muscles and push, make it hard, get the heart pumping and the lungs breathing. You could feel a sensation of pain in the lungs and the question was whether I lost part of the breathing capability or were these my lungs catching air again after all that time. I think it was the latter. But at that point there was still a lot of ground to be covered, a lot of room for improvement. At those moments, when pushing my limits, there was a cough coming up and you were always looking around with a scary thought of "Is someone going to hear me? Are they going to call the authorities and report me?" ... So at one particular instance in the middle of the hay fields I needed to cough, I looked around and there was nobody. Good thing, the cough was very violent with a mouthful of slime ... had anybody seen this, I probably would've been thrown in the slammer. Anyway, improvement was manifestly visible and I am totally convinced that drinking a Leffe-Dark every evening as medication really helped. After all, alcohol disinfects. Three weeks after entering the quarantine the coughing was gone however sneezing still seemed to tear my lungs apart. Another problem that surfaced was the loss of muscle. The time at the hospital plus the 2 weeks of quarantine had made me lose some 13kg (27lbs about). Now for those that know me, one could say that "On a tree so fully laden, the loss of two or three apples is not noticed" ... but then you notice it is muscle tissue. As long as you can sit down, you are OK but the moment you stand up you feel

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shaky. So exercising the legs and arms to create strength is also part of the deal. So where am I now today (June 7th 2020)? Doing pretty good actually. The symptoms of the disease are gone, no more coughing, no more slime. Walking up and down the stairs has vastly improved, the use of arms too. The next step is in about a month when I need to make an appointment with a lung specialist to evaluate my situation. After that we'll now more. Am I now healed? Do I have antibodies? Can I still be infected? Can I infect someone else? Your guess is as good as mine because this Covid19-event is so new that the WHO (World Health Organization) and others are still writing the rule-book for it. We know just a little and there is still a lot to be learned. The disease itself will only be beaten when the immunity of the world population is vastly improved and the world population has been vaccinated, even the anti-vaxxers. But personally I fear it will always stay with us and continuous vaccination of newborn babies will be necessary, something like how Polio is being dealt with... Not-vaccinating needs to be declared a crime, whether one's religion is opposing it or not. As someone who has been confronted with the virus and the disease, I have no problem wearing the mouthmask anywhere and following the instructions issued by virologists and my government (although with hindsight, they could have done a better job). I'm a tad annoyed seeing how little attention people are paying in vastly populated areas, supermarkets, stores, shopping districts believing that the threat is gone and this is a serious mistake. Covid19 still is an invisible enemy and we really don't have any ammunition to shoot at it with. Protective measures will need to remain in force for a pretty long time and I don't know how long that time is going to be, but I guess at least until a working vaccine hits the market. For the record, I have been treated with "Hydroxychloroquine" as well as tens of thousands of other people. I live because of it". Maybe I'll publish a 3rd and final instalment of this story when the lung-doctor clears me. Until then ... stay safe. -----------------------------------------------------------------

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================================================================= LIST OF FIDONET IPV6 NODES ================================================================= List of IPv6 nodes By Michiel van der Vlist, 2:280/5555 Updated 11 May 2020 Node Nr. Sysop Type Provider Remark 1 2:280/464 Wilfred van Velzen Native Xs4All f 2 2:280/5003 Kees van Eeten Native Xs4All f 3 2:5019/40 Konstantin Kuzov T-6in4 he.net f 4 2:280/5555 Michiel van der Vlist Native Ziggo f 5 1:320/219 Andrew Leary Native Comcast f 6 2:221/1 Tommi Koivula T-6in4 he.net f 7 2:221/6 Tommi Koivula Native OH f 8 2:5053/54 Denis Mikhlevich Native TTK-Volga 9 2:5030/257 Vova Uralsky Native PCextreme 10 1:154/10 Nicholas Bo?l Native Spectrum f 11 2:203/0 Bj?rn Felten T-6in4 he.net 12 2:280/5006 Kees van Eeten Native Xs4All f INO4 13 3:712/848 Scott Little T-6in4 he.net f 14 2:5020/545 Alexey Vissarionov Native Hetzner f 15 1:103/17 Stephen Hurd T-6in4 he.net 16 2:5020/9696 Alexander Skovpen T-6in4 TUNNELBROKER-0 17 2:421/790 Viktor Cizek T-6in4 he.net 18 2:222/2 Kim Heino Native TeliaSonera 19 3:633/280 Stephen Walsh Native AusNetServers f 20 2:463/877 Alex Shuman Native Nline f IO 21 1:19/10 Matt Bedynek T-6in4 he.net 22 3:770/1 Paul Hayton T-6in4 he.net 23 2:5053/58 Alexander Kruglikov Native TTK-Volga f 24 1:103/1 Stephen Hurd Native Choopa 25 3:633/281 Stephen Walsh Native Internode 26 2:310/31 Richard Menedetter Native DE-NETCUP f 27 3:633/410 Tony Langdon Native IINET 28 2:5020/329 Oleg Lukashin Native Comfortel f 29 2:246/1305 Emil Schuster Native TAL.DE 30 2:2448/4000 Tobias Burchhardt Native DTAG IO 31 2:331/51 Marco d'Itri Native BOFH-IT 32 1:154/30 Mike Miller Native LINODE 33 1:282/1031 Jeff Smith T-6in4 he.net 34 2:5001/100 Dmitry Protasoff Native Hetzner 35 2:5059/38 Andrey Mundirov T-6in4 he.net 36 2:240/5853 Philipp Giebel Native Hetzner 37 2:5083/444 Peter Khanin Native OVH 38 2:2452/413 Ingo Juergensmann Native RRBONE-COLO f 38 1:123/10 Wayne Smith T-6in4 he.net 40 2:5021/46 Dmitry Komissarov Native THEFIRST 41 2:4500/1 Eugene Kozhuhovsky Native DATAHATA6 42 1:135/300 Eric Renfro Native Amazon.com 43 1:103/13 Stephen Hurd Native Choopa 44 2:5020/1042 Michael Dukelsky Native FORPSI Ktis f

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45 2:5095/0 Sergey V. Efimoff T-6in4 he.net 46 2:5095/20 Sergey V. Efimoff T-6in4 he.net 47 4:902/26 Fernando Toledo T-6in4 he.net 48 2:5019/400 Konstantin Kuzov Native LT-LT 49 2:467/239 Mihail Kapitanov T-6in4 he.net f 50 2:463/1331 Andrei Dzedolik Native DIGITALOCEAN 51 2:5010/275 Evgeny Chevtaev T-6in4 TUNNELBROKER-0 f 52 2:5020/736 Egor Glukhov Native RUWEB f 53 2:280/2000 Michael Trip Native Xs4All 54 2:230/38 Benny Pedersen Native Linode 55 2:460/58 Stas Mishchenkov T-6in4 he.net f 56 1 135/367 Antonio Rivera Native RRSW-V6 57 2:5020/2123 Anton Samsonov T-6in4 he.net 58 2:5020/2332 Andrey Ignatov Native ru.rtk 59 2:5005/49 Victor Sudakov T-6in4 he.net 60 2:5005/77 Valery Lutoshkin T-6in4 NTS f 61 2:5005/106 Alexey Osiyuk T-6in4 he.net f 62 1:153/757 Alan Ianson Native TELUS 63 2:5057/53 Ivan Kovalenko T-6in4 he.net f 64 2:5020/921 Andrew Savin Native Starlink 65 2:5010/352 Dmitriy Smirnov Native EkranTV f 66 2:292/854 Ward Dossche Native Proximus OO 67 2:469/122 Sergey Zabolotny Native ARUBA-NET f 68 2:5053/400 Denis Mikhlevich Native TTK-Volga 69 1:135/371 Eric Renfro Native Cox Communications 70 2:250/5 Christian Sacks Native Sky Broadband 71 2:240/1634 Hugo Andriessen Native Unitymedia 72 2:421/21 Stepan Gabriel Native NETDATACOMM 73 2:466/4 Igor Goroun Native HOS-GUN 74 2:5030/1997 Alexey Fayans T-6in4 he.net 75 1:14/6 Jeff Smith T-6in4 he.net 76 1:220/70 Joseph Werle T-6in4 he.net 77 2:5061/15 Eugene Gladchenko Native ARUBAUK-NET 78 2:240/100 Arno Klein Native OVH 79 2:2452/502 Ludwig Bernhartzeder Native DTAG 80 2:423/39 Karel Kral Native WEDOS 81 2:5080/102 Stas Degteff T-6to4 NOVATOR 82 2:280/1049 Simon Voortman Native Solcon 83 1:102/127 Bradley Thornton Native Hetzner 84 2:335/364 Fabio Bizzi Native IT-ALBACOM 85 1:124/5016 Nigel Reed Native DAL1-US 86 2:5020/843 Peter Antonov Native BelCloud 87 2:5075/35 Eugene Subbotin T-6in4 TUNNELBROKER 88 2:5075/128 Eugene Subbotin T-6in4 TUNNELBROKER f 89 2:5075/37 Andrew Komardin Native IHC-NET 90 1:218/820 Ryan Fantus Native DigitalOcean 91 1:153/146 Erich Bublitz Native LINODE-US 92 2:263/5 Martin List-Petersen Native TuxBox 93 1:106/633 William Williams Native LINODE-US PM *1 T-6in4 Static 6in4 T-AYIY Dynamic AYIYA T-6to4 6to4 T-6RD 6RD

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Remarks: f Has a ::f1d0:<zone>:<net>:<node> style host address IO Incoming only (Node can not make outgoing IPv6 calls) OO Outgoing only (Node can not accept incoming IPv6 calls) INO4 No IPv4 (Node can not accept incoming IPv4 calls) PO4 Prefers Out on 4 (Node can make outgoing IPv6 calls, but is configured to try IPv4 first) 6DWN The IPv6 connectivity of this node is temporarely down. DOWN This node is temporarely down for both IPv4 and IPv6 PM Prospective Member. The node has demonstrated IPv6 capability but is not listed or does not advertise an IPv6 address in the Fidonet nodelist yet. PM *1 [2600:3c01::f03c:91ff:fe2b:c319] Notes: To make an IPv6 connection to a node connected via 6to4 tunneling one may have to force the mailer into IPv6 (-6 option in binkd's node config for binkd up to 1.1a-96, -64 option for binkd 1.1a-97 and up when compiled with AF_FORCE=1). If the destination address is a 6to4 tunnel address (2002::/16) many OSs default to IPv4 if an IPv4 address is present. Submitted on day 159 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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================================================================= JAMNNTPD SERVERS LIST ================================================================= The Johan Billing JamNNTPd project This is a list of known JamNNTPd servers working. They are essentially the modern version of Bulletin Board Systems. You connect to them using the newsreader of your choice and you don't need any other software installed on your computer -- regardless of operating system -- but that favourite mail client of yours. Even smart phones can handle this, giving you the opportunity to get your daily doses of fidonet on the bus, tram or train on the way to your job, school or whatever. Updated 2019-12-03 URL news://eljaco.se:4119 Join http://fidonews.eu NETMAIL Yes, 2:203/2 URL news://rbb.bbs.fi Join Info in group +GETACCESS+ NETMAIL Yes, 2:221/360 URL nntp://fidonews.mine.nu URL nntps://fidonews.mine.nu Join http://fidonews.mine.nu NETMAIL Yes, 2:221/6 URL nntp://news.bytemuseum.org nntps://news.bytemuseum.org (secure) Join Info in group +ACCCESS&SUPPORT+ NETMAIL Yes, 1:19/10 URL nntp://news.pharcyde.org Join Info in group, +GETACCESS+ NETMAIL Yes, 1:154/10 URL: news.tequilamockingbirdonline.net Join mailto:sysop@tequilamockingbirdonline.net NETMAIL Yes, 1:266/404 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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================================================================= FIDONEWS'S FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING ================================================================= ================================================================= FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING ================================================================= BBS Software List Updated 2020-05-31 Maintained by Andrew Leary (1:320/219) 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. .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. |Software: Author |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes Help Node| `- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -' ==> FRONT-END/INTERNET MAILERS Argus |MI*? |http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products | | /argus/ | | v3.210 on 2001-03-29 BinkleyTerm XE |MO* |http://btxe.sourceforge.net | | 2.60XE Beta-XH7 on 2000-10-22 BinkD |MI? |http://binkd.grumbler.org | | gul@gul.kiev.ua 2:463/68 | | v.1.0.4 | | v.1.1a-111 (alpha) | | ftp://cvs.happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft | | /mailer/binkd/

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| |http://www.filegate.net/r50/aftnbinkd/ D'Bridge |MTCPE|http://www.dbridgemailer.com |I | support@dbridgemailer.com 1:1/130 Nick Andre | | v4.00 on 2020-05-18 FIDO-Deluxe IP |MPUI |http://www.datenbahn.dd-dns.de/ | | cdp/fp_deluxe/ | | v2.4 on 2003-09-26 FrontDoor, FD/APX: |MITPC|http://www.defsol.se 2:20/4609 Definite Solutions |E | sales@defsol.se | | FD v2.33ml, FD/APX v1.15 InterMail |MCPE |http://www.Intermail.net 1:220/60 Dale Barnes | | dalebarnes42@majik.net | | IM v2.60 on 2017-08-28 Husky Project |MTPUI|http://husky.sourceforge.net/ |EO? | v1.9 RC2 on 2010-04-20 Taurus |MI |http://www.fidotel.com/public/forums/ (based on Radius) |? | taurus/index.htm | | v5.0 on 2006-06-12 | | T-Mail |MI |http://www.tmail.spb.ru (Russian only) |? | v2608 on 2001-12-12 AfterShock |MTEI |https://play.google.com/store/apps/ Asvcorp | | details?id=com.asvcorp.aftershock Anatoly Vdovichev | | rudi.timmer@mail.ch 2:292/140 Rudi Timmermans | | v1.6.7 on 2017-11-19 HotDogEd |E |https://play.google.com/store/apps/ Sergey Pushkin | | details?id=com.pushkin.hotdoged | | v2.13.5 on 2017-03-13 2:5020/2141 HotDogEd FidoNet |MTI |https://play.google.com/store/apps/ Provider | | details?id=com.pushkin.hotdoged.fido Sergey Pushkin | | v2.13.5 on 2017-03-13 2:5020/2141 +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> MAIL TOSSERS Crashmail II |TO |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/ | | crashmail.html FastEcho |T |http://www.softeq.de/old/Products | | /FastEcho/fastecho.html | | v1.46.1 on 2007-11-13 | | Registration keys are free & available | | by request from the author Fidogate |TUI? |http://www.fidogate.org

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| | v4.4.10 on 2004-08-27 | | FMail |TO |https://sourceforge.net/projects/fmail/ | | v2.0.1.4 on 2017-04-21 InterEcho |T |http://www.Intermail.net 1:220/60 Dale Barnes | | dalebarnes42@majik.net | | IE 1.20 on 2017-08-28 JetMail: JetSys |TU | (ATARI ST only) | | v1.01 on 2000-01-01 Squish |T* |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/ | | v1.11R2 on 2009-01-01 | | Source code available in Maximus BBS | | archive: http://maximus.sourceforge.net WWIVToss |T |http://www.weather-station.org/wwiv/ | | v1.51 on 2015-05-23 +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> BBS SOFTWARE BBBS |BICTM|http://www.bbbs.net 2:22/222 | | b@bbbs.net | | v4.01 on 2007-01-28 EleBBS |BO*? |http://www.elebbs.com | | v0.10.RC1 on 2002-06-09 Enthral BBS |B |http://enthralbbs.com 1:250/501 Linux/BSD/OSX | | v0.429/Alpha on 2010-10-14 | | Fidonet filebone SCENEENT Ezycom BBS |BT* |http://www.ezycom-bbs.com 3:690/682 | | v2.15g2 on 2009-11-16 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 |BMTFI|https://sourceforge.net 1:320/219 |PO | /projects/mbsebbs | | ajleary@sourceforge.net | | v1.0.7.17 on 2020-05-31

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Meltdown BBS |UIO |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/ | | v1.0b on 2004-04-26 Mystic BBS |BMTCE|http://www.mysticbbs.com |I | v1.12 A45 on 2020-02-18 NiKom BBS (Amiga) |BO |http://www.nikom.org | | v2.3.1 on 2017-07-01 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 2009-10-03 Spitfire BBS |B? |http://www.buffalocrk.com/ | | mdwoltz@buffalocrk.com | | v3.7 on 2010-01-01 Synchronet BBS |BMTIO|http://www.synchro.net 1:103/705 | | v3.17b on 2019-01-01 Telegard BBS |B* | | | v3.09g2-sp4/mL on 1999-12-19 WildCat! Interactive |MTBEI|http://www.santronics.com Net Server, Platinum| | sales@santronics.com Xpress: Santronics | | Software, Inc. | | v7.0 AUP 454.5 on 2016-06-23 WWIV BBS |B |http://www.wwivbbs.org | | v5.00 on 2015-12-14 +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> TIC PROCESSORS/FILEFIX/SRIF Allfix |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/ 1:218/720 Ken Johnson | | v6.1.0 on 2019-02-02 NEF/pk |F |http://nefpk.8m.com/ | | v2.45b2 on 2000-03-05 TinyTIC |FO |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net | | /tinytic.html | | 1:120/544 VIReq |FO |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net | | /vireq.html | | 1:120/544 +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> BBS DOORS/UTILITIES

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Cheepware |DU |http://outpostbbs.net/cheepware.html Sean Dennis | | sysop@outpostbbs.net 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 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: 2008-04-11 WWIVEdit |DE |http://www.weather-station.org/wwiv/ | | v3.0 on 2011-06-27 +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> POINT SOFTWARE APoint |PI |https://stargate.org.uk/apoint/ | | v1.25 on 2001-12-12 CrossPoint (XP) |P? |http://www.crosspoint.de (German only) | | pm@crosspoint.de | | v3.12d on 1999-12-22 FreeXP |P |http://www.freexp.de (German only) | | support@freexp.de | | v3.42 on 2010-06-27

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FidoIP |PO |http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki | | /fidoip/ | | v.1.0.5 on 2010-12 OpenXP |PIO |https://sourceforge.net/projects | | /openxp5/ 2:240/2188.31 | |http://openxp.uk Windows/Linux | | dev@openxp.uk English/German | | v5.0.42 on 2019-12-28 WinPoint |PI |http://www.winpoint.org | | English/German/Spanish | |https://stargate.org.uk/winpoint/ | | v5 (Beta Release) on 2017-03-17 +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> SYSOP MAIL EDITORS GoldEd+ |EO |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/ | | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on 2015-11-30 | | NOTE: Unstable versions released often SqEd32 |E |http://www.sqed.de 2:2476/493 | | v1.15 on 1999-12-15 | | Website is in German and English +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> 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 2001-10-21 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 | | v3.5.0 on 2019-05-06 RNtrack |U |http://sourceforge.net/projects | | /ftrack-as 2:5080/102 | |stas_degteff@users.sourceforge.net | | v1.32 on 2011-04-29 TransNet |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/ | | transnet/index.html | | transnet@ressl.com.ar

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| | v2.11 on 2007-09-13 +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ ==> 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. BBS Nexus |# |https://bbsnexus.com | | This website offers a searchable list | | of Telnet BBS's. +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+ 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 1:320/219. -------------------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------------

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================================================================= SPECIAL INTEREST ================================================================= Last week's statistics from the Fidoweb By EchoTime, 2:203/0 (Some nets may have lost their last digit for technical reasons) pkt (toss-toss) msg (write-toss) nodes mean dev no mean dev no 154/* 3.7m 5.2m 297 0.9h 3.3h 297 221/* 0.9m 0.5m 385 5.0h 4.8h 381 280/* 1.1m 5.7m 644 6.1h 9.9h 645 292/* 3.4m 1.2m 13 8.4h 8.1h 13 320/* 1.7m 2.1m 443 1.8h 5.2h 442 423/* 0.9m 0.4m 2 0.3h 0.2h 2 502/* 0.7m 0.2m 14 5.2h 3.4h 14 Sigma 1.7m 4.3m 1798 3.9h 7.3h 1794 -----------------------------------------------------------------

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Nodelist Stats Input nodelist nodelist.157 size 183.6kb date 2020-06-05 The nodelist has 997 nodes in it and a total of 1455 non-comment entries including 4 zones 31 regions 169 hosts 66 hubs admin overhead 270 ( 27.08 %) and 108 private nodes 38 nodes down 42 nodes on hold off line overhead 188 ( 18.86 %) Speed summary: >9600 = 53 ( 5.32 %) 9600 = 197 ( 19.76 %) (HST = 4 or 2.03 %) (CSP = 0 or 0.00 %) (PEP = 0 or 0.00 %) (MAX = 0 or 0.00 %) (HAY = 0 or 0.00 %) (V32 = 81 or 41.12 %) (V32B = 16 or 8.12 %) (V34 = 97 or 49.24 %) (V42 = 82 or 41.62 %) (V42B = 17 or 8.63 %) 2400 = 1 ( 0.10 %) 1200 = 0 ( 0.00 %) 300 = 746 ( 74.82 %) ISDN = 32 ( 3.21 %) ----------------------------------------------------- IP Flags Protocol Number of systems ----------------------------------------------------- IBN Binkp 759 ( 76.13 %) ---------------------------------- IFC Raw ifcico 84 ( 8.43 %) ---------------------------------- IFT FTP 67 ( 6.72 %) ---------------------------------- ITN Telnet 162 ( 16.25 %) ---------------------------------- IVM Vmodem 13 ( 1.30 %) ---------------------------------- IP Other 4 ( 0.40 %) ----------------------------------

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INO4 IPv6 only 1 ( 0.10 %) ---------------------------------- CrashMail capable = 839 ( 84.15 %) MailOnly nodes = 320 ( 32.10 %) Listed-only nodes = 25 ( 2.51 %) [Report produced by NETSTATS - A PD pgm] [ Revised by B Felten, 2:203/2] [ NetStats 3.8 2014-11-23] -----------------------------------------------------------------

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================================================================= FIDONEWS INFORMATION ================================================================= How to Submit an Article If you wish to submit an article for inclusion in the Fidonews, here are some guidelines, if you send it as an attached file; the preferred method if you want reasonable control over how the published article will appear in the Fidonews: a) Plain text. If you could type it on your keyboard, it's probably quite OK. No line may be longer than 70 characters. b) Put a title to the article. Put the title in two times. The first time, on the first line, with an * before it. The second time, on the second line, without the * and centered. This will help in the format since the title with the * is removed and used in the index, the second line will become the headline. On the third line, put your name and FidoNet address, present or former. If former, you may want to add some other address where you can be reached for personal comments. c) Deadline for article submission is Sunday, 22:00 UTC. In case a) and b) above is not crystal clear, here's an excellent summary by Ward Dossche, a major article contributor: Piece of cake: 1) Ascii text 2) Line length of 70 3) Put this at the very top: *The title of your text The title of your text Your Name - Your Nodenumber The title is there twice, the line with the * is how it will be visible in the table of content. Help the Editor by following the above guides. Below are some subjects and the file extension for the article as set in the configuration file for the making of the Fidonews. Please help by putting the file extension of the correct subject on the file name if known. Ideas for Subject areas: Subject File | Subject File ----------------------------------|---------------------------------- From the *C's *.css | Rebuttals to articles *.reb Fidonet Regional News *.reg | Fidonet Net News *.net Retractions *.rtx | General Fidonet Articles *.art Guest Editorial *.gue | Fidonet Current Events *.cur

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Fidonet Interviews *.inv | Fidonet Software Reviews *.rev Fidonet Web Page Reviews *.web | Fidonet Notices *.not Getting Fidonet Technical *.ftc | Question Of The Week *.que Humor in a Fido Vein *.hfv | Comix in ASCII *.cmx Fidonet's Int. Kitchen *.rec | Poet's Corner *.poe Clean Humor & Jokes *.jok | Other Stuff *.oth Fidonet Classified Ads *.ads | Corrections *.cor Best of Fidonet *.bof | Letters to the Editor *.let If you don't know or are not sure, send the article anyway. Put a .TXT on it and I'll try to figure out where it should be in the Fidonews. If you follow these simple guidelines, there should be little problem in getting your article published. If your submission is too far out of specs for the Fidonews, it will be returned to you and/or a message sent informing you of the problem. This DOES NOT mean that your article is not accepted. It means that there is something in it that I can not fix and I need your help on it. Send articles via e-mail or netmail, file attach or message to: Bj?rn Felten Fidonet 2:2/2 or 2:203/0 E-Mail b @ felten dot se Skype file bfelten IMPORTANT! If you send the article via e-mail, make sure you put the word "fidonews" somewhere in the subject line! That way it will always pass the spam filter, ending up in the proper folder. Please include a message, telling me that you have sent an article. That way I will know to look for it. -----------------------------------------------------------------

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Credits, Legal Infomation, Availability + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- FIDONEWS STAFF - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- + | | | Editor: Bj?rn Felten, 2:2/2 | | | + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - EDITORS EMERITI - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- + | | | Tom Jennings, Thom Henderson, Dale Lovell, Vince | | Perriello, Tim Pozar, Sylvia Maxwell, Donald Tees, | | Christopher Baker, Zorch Frezberg, Henk Wolsink, | | Doug Meyers, Warren D. Bonner, Frank L. Vest | | | + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- + Fidonews is published weekly by and for the members of Fidonet. There is no copyright attached to Fidonews, though authors retain rights to their contributed articles. Opinions expressed by the authors are strictly their own. Noncommercial duplication and distribution within Fidonet is encouraged. Authors are encouraged to send their articles in ASCII text to the Editor at one of the addresses above. The weekly edition of Fidonews is distributed through the file area FIDONEWS, and is published as echomail in the echo FIDONEWS. The different articles are distributed in the file area SNOOZE. A service to various projects for making Fidonews available on the web with a more pleasing lay-out. These sources are normally available through your Network Coordinator. The current and past issues are also available from the following sources: + -- -- -- -- -- -- - FIDONEWS AVAILABILITY - -- -- -- -- -- -- + | | | File request from 2:2/2 or 2:203/0: | | current issue FIDONEWS | | back issue, volume v, issue ii FNEWSvii.ZIP | | articles, vol.no nn, issue ii INPUnnii.ZIP | | | | On the web: | | http://eljaco.se/FILES/fnews/ | | http://fidonews.eu/FNEWS/ | | | | The Snooze *and* the FIDONEWS echo in your newsreader: | | news://eljaco.se/FIDONEWS | | | + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- + -----------------------------------------------------------------

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