• FidoNews 40:22 [00/08]: The Front Page

    From FidoNews Robot@2:2/2 to All on Mon May 29 00:38:34 2023
    The F I D O N E W S Volume 40, Number 22 29 May 2023 +--------------------------+-----------------------------------------+
    | |The newsletter of the | | |
    | | FidoNet community. | | Netmail attach to (POTS): |
    | | Est. 1984 | | Editor @ 2:2/2 (+46-31-960447) |
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    | |__U__| / \// | Editor: Bjrn Felten |
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    | (________) (jm) | -- JOSEPH PULITZER | +--------------------------+-----------------------------------------+


    Table of Contents
    1. FOOD FOR THOUGHT ......................................... 1
    2. GENERAL ARTICLES ......................................... 2
    The phases of Venus ...................................... 2
    3. LIST OF FIDONET IPV6 NODES ............................... 3
    List of IPv6 nodes ....................................... 3
    4. JAMNNTPD SERVERS LIST .................................... 6
    The Johan Billing JamNNTPd project ....................... 6
    5. FIDONEWS'S FIDONET SOFTWARE LISTING ...................... 7
    6. SPECIAL INTEREST ......................................... 14
    Statistics from the Fidoweb .............................. 14
    Nodelist Stats ........................................... 15
    7. FIDONEWS INFORMATION ..................................... 17
    How to Submit an Article ................................. 17
    Credits, Legal Infomation, Availability .................. 19

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT =================================================================

    What doesn't kill you mutates and tries again.

    -- anonymous

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    GENERAL ARTICLES =================================================================

    The phases of Venus
    By Michiel van der Vlist, 2:280/55555


    If you have a small telescope, the coming days and weeks are a good
    time to take a closer look at Venus. Venus is easely visible in the
    South West from just after sunset untill about midnight. It is the
    brightest celestial object in the evening sky apart from the moon.

    Venus is the second planet in our solar system. It is one of the two
    zo called inner planets. Its orbit lies between that of the earth
    and the sun. The other inner planet is Mercury.

    On the 4th of June Venus will reach its maximum western elongation,
    meaning its apparent distance to the sun is at maximum. It will then
    move into the direction of the sun until inferior conjunction on the
    13th of August when it is more or less in front of the sun.

    In the mean time the physical distance between Venus and Earth will
    decrease, Venus comes closer to earth and so it will look bigger in
    the telescope. More interesting, its phase will becomme more
    prominent. Like the moon, Venus shows phases. At maxumum elongation
    it will be "half Venus". When Venus moves towards earth and moves
    toward inferior conjunction, it will turn into a crescent before
    disappearing althogether.

    The coming weeks this may be interesting to watch with a small
    telescope. In the later phase, it may even be visible with a good
    pair of binoculars. Enjoy!


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    LIST OF FIDONET IPV6 NODES =================================================================

    List of IPv6 nodes
    By Michiel van der Vlist, 2:280/5555

    Updated 21 May 2023


    Node Nr. Sysop Type Provider Remark

    1 2:280/464 Wilfred van Velzen Native Freedom f
    2 2:280/5003 Kees van Eeten Native KPN 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 Native Elisa f
    7 2:221/6 Tommi Koivula Native OVH
    8 1:154/10 Nicholas Boel Native Spectrum f
    9 2:203/0 Bjorn Felten T-6in4 he.net
    10 2:280/5006 Kees van Eeten Native KPN f INO4
    11 3:712/848 Scott Little T-6in4 he.net f
    12 2:5020/545 Alexey Vissarionov T-6in4 he.net f
    13 1:103/17 Stephen Hurd T-6in4 he.net
    14 2:5020/9696 Alexander Skovpen T-6in4 TUNNELBROKER-0
    15 2:421/790 Viktor Cizek Native CZ-IJC-20071015
    16 2:222/2 Kim Heino Native TeliaSonera
    17 3:633/280 Stephen Walsh Native AusNetServers f
    18 1:19/10 Matt Bedynek T-6in4 he.net
    19 3:770/1 Paul Hayton T-6in4 he.net
    20 3:770/100 Paul Hayton T-6in4 he.net
    21 2:5053/58 Alexander Kruglikov Native JSC IOT f
    22 1:103/1 Stephen Hurd Native Choopa
    23 3:633/281 Stephen Walsh Native Internode
    24 2:310/31 Richard Menedetter Native DE-NETCUP f
    25 3:633/410 Tony Langdon Native IINET
    26 2:5020/329 Oleg Lukashin Native Comfortel f
    27 2:2448/4000 Tobias Burchhardt Native DTAG IO
    28 2:331/51 Marco d'Itri Native BOFH-IT
    29 1:154/30 Mike Miller Native LINODE
    30 2:5001/100 Dmitry Protasoff Native OVH
    31 2:5059/38 Andrey Mundirov T-6in4 he.net
    32 2:5083/444 Peter Khanin Native OVH
    33 2:240/5413 Ingo Juergensmann Native RRBONE-COLO f
    34 1:123/10 Wayne Smith T-6in4 he.net 6DWN
    35 2:4500/1 Eugene Kozhuhovsky Native DATAHATA6
    36 1:135/300 Eric Renfro Native Amazon.com
    37 1:103/13 Stephen Hurd Native Choopa
    38 2:5020/1042 Michael Dukelsky Native FirstByte
    39 2:5095/0 Sergey V. Efimoff T-6in4 he.net
    40 2:5095/20 Sergey V. Efimoff T-6in4 he.net
    41 2:5019/400 Konstantin Kuzov Native LT-LT
    42 2:463/1331 Andrei Dzedolik Native DIGITALOCEAN
    43 2:5010/275 Evgeny Chevtaev T-6in4 TUNNELBROKER-0 f
    44 2:280/2000 Michael Trip Native KPN
    45 2:230/38 Benny Pedersen Native Linode
    46 2:460/58 Stas Mishchenkov T-6in4 he.net f
    47 2:5020/2332 Andrey Ignatov Native ru.rtk
    48 2:5005/49 Victor Sudakov T-6in4 he.net f
    49 2:5005/77 Valery Lutoshkin T-6in4 NTS f 6DWN
    50 2:5005/106 Alexey Osiyuk T-6in4 he.net f
    51 2:5057/53 Ivan Kovalenko Native ER-Telecom f
    52 2:5010/352 Dmitriy Smirnov Native SAGE-SU-V6
    53 2:292/854 Ward Dossche Native Proximus
    54 2:469/122 Sergey Zabolotny T-6in4 he.net f
    55 2:5053/400 Alexander Kruglikov Native FirstVDS f
    56 2:5030/1997 Alexey Fayans T-6in4 he.net
    57 2:5061/15 Eugene Gladchenko Native ARUBAUK-NET
    58 2:240/502 Ludwig Bernhartzeder Native DTAG
    59 2:423/39 Karel Kral Native WEDOS
    60 2:280/1049 Simon Voortman Native Solcon
    61 2:335/364 Fabio Bizzi Native OVH
    62 1:124/5016 Nigel Reed Native DAL1-US f
    63 2:5030/1520 Andrey Geyko T-6in4 he.net f
    64 1:229/664 Jay Harris Native Rogers f
    65 2:280/2030 Martien Korenblom Native Transip
    66 3:633/509 Deon George Native Telstra
    67 2:5020/4441 Yuri Myakotin Native SOVINTEL
    68 1:320/319 Andrew Leary Native Comcast f
    69 2:240/5824 Anna Christina Nass Native DTAG f
    70 2:460/5858 Stas Mishchenkov T-6in4 he.net f INO4
    71 2:5030/3165 Serg Podtynnyi Native DIGITALOCEAN
    72 2:301/812 Benoit Panizon Native WOODYV6
    73 1:229/616 Vasily Losev Native GIGEPORT
    74 2:301/113 Alisha Stutz T-6in4 he.ne
    75 1:153/7715 Dallas Hinton Native Shaw Comms
    76 1:218/840 Morgan Collins Native Linode
    77 2:5020/921 Andrew Savin Native HURRICANE-IPV6-24
    78 2:240/1634 Hugo Andriessen Native Vodafone
    79 2:280/2040 Leo Barnhoorn Native KPN f
    80 2:5020/736 Egor Glukhov Native RUWEB f
    81 2:221/10 Tommi Koivula Native Hetzner f INO4
    82 1:218/850 John Nicpon Native LINODE-US
    83 2:301/1 Alisha Stutz Native CH-DATAWIRE
    84 1:134/0 Kostie Muirhead Native LINODE-US INO4 f
    85 1:134/100 Kostie Muirhead Native LINODE-US INO4 f
    86 2:5035/63 Vladimir Goncharov Native RFEIV6NET
    87 2:5020/290 Andrew Kolchoogin T-6in4 he.net
    88 1:218/401 James Downs Native Scaleway PM *1
    89 1:214/22 Ray Quinn T-6in4 he.net
    90 2:5030/49 Sergey Myasoedov Native FR-VIRTUA-SYSTEMS
    91 1:218/820 Ryan Fantus Native DIGITALOCEAN
    92 1:103/705 Rob Swindell Native Spectrum f
    93 2:5020/5858 Alexander Kruglikov T-6in4 Tunnel-Brkr-Net1 f
    94 2:292/789 Niels Joncheere T-6in4 he.net
    95 1:135/395 Charles Blackburn Native Charter Comms


    T-6in4 Static 6in4
    T-AYIY Dynamic AYIYA
    T-6to4 6to4
    T-6RD 6RD

    Remarks:

    f Has a ::f1d0:<zone>:<net>:<node> style host address.
    (zone, net, node in decimal notation)
    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.
    NO6 The node no longer presents an IPv6 address in the nodelist
    and will soon be removed from this list.
    HOLD The node is temporarely off-line. Mail may be routed.
    DOWN This node is Down for both IPv4 and IPv6 and will be
    removed from this list if the condition pertains.
    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 lounge.egontech.com

    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 148

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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 2022-09-20


    URL news://eljaco.se:4119
    Join http://fidonews.eu
    NETMAIL Yes, 2:203/2

    URL nntp://rbb.fidonet.fi
    Join https://news.fidonet.fi
    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 2023-04-20

    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.

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    |Software: Author |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes Help Node|
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    ==> 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-115 (alpha)
    | | ftp://cvs.happy.kiev.ua/pub/fidosoft
    | | /mailer/binkd/
    | |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 2023-04-10

    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
    Definite Solutions |E | sales@defsol.se
    | | FD v2.33ml, FD/APX v1.15

    InterMail |MCPE |http://www.Intermail.net 1:106/201
    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.timmermans@mailfence.com
    Rudi Timmermans | | v1.7.1 on 2022-11-30 2:292/140

    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

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    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
    | | v4.4.10 on 2004-08-27
    | |

    FMail |TO |https://sourceforge.net/projects/fmail/
    | | v2.2.0.0 on 2023-02-20 2:280/464

    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

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    BBS SOFTWARE

    BBBS |BICTM|http://www.bbbs.net 2:222/2
    | | 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
    Linux/BSD/OSX | | v0.429/Alpha on 2010-10-14
    | | Fidonet filebone SCENEENT

    Ezycom BBS |BT* |http://www.ezycom-bbs.com
    | | 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 1:1/119
    |PO | /projects/mbsebbs
    | | ajleary@sourceforge.net
    | | v1.0.8.4 on 2023-04-20
    Meltdown BBS |UIO |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/
    | | v1.0b on 2004-04-26

    Mystic BBS |BMTCE|http://www.mysticbbs.com
    |I | v1.12 A48 on 2023-01-15

    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 on 2000-10-25

    Renegade BBS |B |http://renegadebbs.info 1:129/305
    | | v1.30/DOS on 2022-05-06

    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
    | | v3.19b on 2022-01-02

    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. | | v8.0 AUP 454.12 on 2021-05-14

    WWIV BBS |B |http://www.wwivbbs.org
    | | v5.6.1 on 2021-04-23

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    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

    VIReq |FO |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net
    | | /vireq.html

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    BBS DOORS/UTILITIES

    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

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    ==> POINT SOFTWARE

    APoint |PI |https://stargate.org.uk/apoint/
    | | v1.25 on 2001-12-12 (Win32)
    | | Needs the binkD Toolkit for Fido-over-IP
    | | which is available from the above URL.

    CrossPoint |P |http://www.crosspoint.de
    | | pm@crosspoint.de
    | | v3.12d on 1999-12-22 (DOS, Shareware)

    FreeXP |PO |http://www.freexp.de
    | | support@freexp.de
    | | v3.42 on 2020-09-25 (DOS)

    OpenXP |PIO |https://sourceforge.net/projects/openxp5/
    | |https://openxp.uk/
    | | dev@openxp.uk
    | | v5.0.51 on 2021-12-26
    | | (Win32, Linux(64-Bit})

    WinPoint |PI |http://www.winpoint.org/
    | | Tim Schattkowsky 2:240/1120.29
    | | v415.0 on 2023-02-17 (Win32)

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    SYSOP MAIL EDITORS

    GoldEd+ |EO |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
    | | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on 2023-02-14
    | | 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

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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 2001-10-21

    JamNNTPd |UIO |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net
    | | /jamnntpd.html

    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
    | | v2.1.10 on 2020-04-30

    TransNet |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
    | | transnet/index.html
    | | transnet@ressl.com.ar
    | | v2.11 on 2007-09-13

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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.

    BBS Nexus |# |https://bbsnexus.com
    | | This website offers a searchable list
    | | of Telnet BBS's.

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    File Archives:

    http://archives.thebbs.org
    http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)

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  • From FidoNews Robot@2:2/2 to All on Mon May 29 00:38:34 2023
    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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  • From FidoNews Robot@2:2/2 to All on Mon May 29 00:38:34 2023
    =================================================================
    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

    201/* 0.9m 0.4m 2 0.0h 0.0h 2
    221/* 0.9m 0.5m 580 4.5h 6.0h 581
    280/* 0.7m 0.4m 763 3.3h 5.3h 761
    292/* 3.1m 1.9m 17 1.2h 2.0h 16
    320/* 2.2m 1.1m 222 2.3h 6.9h 222

    Sigma 1.0m 0.8m 1584 3.6h 5.8h 1582

    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Nodelist Stats

    Input nodelist nodelist.146
    size 166.0kb
    date 2023-05-26

    The nodelist has 902 nodes in it
    and a total of 1316 non-comment entries

    including 4 zones
    33 regions
    167 hosts
    60 hubs
    admin overhead 264 ( 29.27 %)

    and 93 private nodes
    40 nodes down
    17 nodes on hold
    off line overhead 150 ( 16.63 %)


    Speed summary:

    >9600 = 24 ( 2.66 %)
    9600 = 155 ( 17.18 %)
    (HST = 3 or 1.94 %)
    (CSP = 0 or 0.00 %)
    (PEP = 0 or 0.00 %)
    (MAX = 0 or 0.00 %)
    (HAY = 0 or 0.00 %)
    (V32 = 70 or 45.16 %)
    (V32B = 0 or 0.00 %)
    (V34 = 66 or 42.58 %)
    (V42 = 63 or 40.65 %)
    (V42B = 0 or 0.00 %)
    2400 = 1 ( 0.11 %)
    1200 = 0 ( 0.00 %)
    300 = 722 ( 80.04 %)

    ISDN = 21 ( 2.33 %)

    -----------------------------------------------------
    IP Flags Protocol Number of systems -----------------------------------------------------
    IBN Binkp 765 ( 84.81 %) ----------------------------------
    IFC Raw ifcico 74 ( 8.20 %) ----------------------------------
    IFT FTP 57 ( 6.32 %) ----------------------------------
    ITN Telnet 141 ( 15.63 %) ----------------------------------
    IVM Vmodem 15 ( 1.66 %) ----------------------------------
    IP Other 1 ( 0.11 %) ----------------------------------
    INO4 IPv6 only 5 ( 0.55 %) ----------------------------------

    CrashMail capable = 823 ( 91.24 %)
    MailOnly nodes = 258 ( 28.60 %)
    Listed-only nodes = 17 ( 1.88 %)



    [Report produced by NETSTATS - A PD pgm]
    [ Revised by B Felten, 2:203/2]
    [ NetStats 3.8 2014-11-23]

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  • From FidoNews Robot@2:2/2 to All on Mon May 29 00:38:34 2023
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  • From Björn Felten@2:203/2 to FidoNews Robot on Mon May 29 01:15:48 2023
    The phases of Venus
    By Michiel van der Vlist, 2:280/55555

    I can add, that if you find it hard to locate stars and planets on the sky, I can recommend the free app Planets.

    It's available for iOS as well as Android, and uses the built-in compass in most Pads and Phones to keep track of the direction.

    You just hold your device up like a small window to the sky and immediately, if the sky is clear, you'll first be able to find the Moon, and then Venus is nearby.

    The letters N, E, S and W is written slightly below the horizon, and you'll be looking towards the West to find Venus. The planets, the Moon and the Sun are all located along the dotted line that marks the ecliptic, and they are represented by big images of themselves rather than the bright dots, that represent the stars.



    --
    People who think that democratic elections are all about picking the right winner, are in dire need of re-education.

    ..

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  • From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to ALL on Wed May 31 18:46:54 2023
    A FidoNews Robot wrote an amusing thought for all to contemplate -


    What doesn't kill you mutates and tries again.

    -- anonymous

    During the Trump administration, 1.1 million people lost their
    lives due to the pandemic, and another half million people becoming
    unable to function or live a normal life. While some may argue that
    none of this is Trump's fault, many say otherwise.

    All viruses mutate. And all politicians do, over time. Some become
    more toxic. Others more benign. But all mutate, for better or for
    worse. And that is a fact we all must live by. Or doom ourselves to
    oblivion.

    Politicians have the skin of an elephant, and the memory of a gnat.
    They know today's enemies may become tomorrow's very best friend.

    But viruses do not care. They just do what they do. Until they can't.

    Now if only I can find my mask. The one I used during the pandemic ...

    For Life,
    Lee

    --
    Change Is Cumming

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