The Nodelist is the “glue” that holds the network together, similar to a telephone directory of names and numbers. The Nodelist is used by your Fidonet software to determine how to contact another system. Your Fidonet mailer usually comes with a “Nodelist compiler” to process these files.
The weekly Zone 1 Nodelist is the “traditional” list to install for your Fidonet software. Please note that only Zone 1 differential files (NodeDIFF) should be applied. You may not mix and match differential files from other Zones. You may wish to consider using the Zone 1 Daily Nodelist for a daily-refreshed Nodelist which does not use differentials.
Please note that all Zone 1 Nodelists have embedded “watermarks” to ensure authenticity and proper publishing schedule.