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Nodelists and other amusing files from Nick Andre, 1:229/426, Zone 1 Coordinator.

Fidonet is an amateur message network created in 1984 by Tom Jennings. It was originally conceived for users of his Fido Bulletin Board Software (BBS) to exchange messages between different systems. A Netmail message sent from a Fidonet system makes its way to the destination system via a store and forward approach. Conference Mail, better known as Echomail, is a message that “echoes” to other systems so a conference of people can reply. For many people, Echomail was Fidonet. Fidonet’s popularity soared in the late 1980’s through the 90’s with software available for different types of computers. Most systems use the Internet BinkD transport layer but a few dialup modem systems are still around.

Less than a hundred active systems remain in Zone 1. The network is usually quiet but occasional banter about retro computing and pop culture still goes on.

10South west (CA, NV)
11Mid west (AZ, NM, UT, WY, CO, IL, IA, KS, MO, NE, OH, IN, KY)
12Eastern Canada (MB, NU, ON, QC, NB, NS, PE, NL)
13Northeast (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV)
16Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
17North west / Western Canada (AB, AK, BC, ID, MT, OR, NWT, SK, WA, YT)
18South east (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, PR, DO)
19South (TX, AR, OK, LA)

Region 14 and 15 were merged into Region 11.

To be Nodelisted in Zone 1 you agree to Policy 4 and are required to demonstrate a basic operational system that can accept and process Netmail. Grab the latest Nodelist or Dailylist, configure your Fidonet or BBS software correctly, then send a Netmail to the appropriate Region or Network Co-ordinator.

Zone 1 is a long-running DOS system powered by D'Bridge and the Renegade BBS software.

Copyright (c) 1994 - Nick J. Andre, Ltd.