Note: Post was moved here from my private site. It is from 2019 🙂 I will update when I find the time
After almost 20 years for me, a bit less for some others, Fidonet returns to Greece.
At the moment I am the sole participant but I am sure others will join soon as Nodes, Points etc.
What do you need to get back on?
First a Mailer/Tosser/Editor. I am using for the moment D’Bridge 3.99 SR14 , which you can download from http://www.net229.org/dbridge.htm
You will need a Win32 system (I am using Win7 VM but it can run on XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008 as long as they are 32bit)
I can help a bit with the configuration but I, by no means, am an expert so I expect that I will get some help too.
Other software exist like fidoip for Linux and Windows https://sourceforge.net/projects/fidoip/
BBBS Would like to test this when I have time… https://www.bbbs.net/
Both D’Bridge and fidoip use BinkP as a protocol and BinkD as a mailer.
FrontDoor is still out there but under development https://reboot.defsol.com/ & https://www.defsol.com and still not compatible with BinkP protocol
If you just want to be a point you can buy (1USD) Aftershock for Android. Sets up in 1 minute.
If you want to become a node you will need also:
- A nodelist: http://many-glacier.dtdns.net/nodelist/
- A workstation or VM that runs the software that replies to an IP address or FQDN on port 24554 (BinkP)
- To be added to the nodelist
So… if you are interested, send me the details of your System and I will add you as a point or node.
Examples can be found in the nodelist but here is a sample
The flags are explained in the nodelist but CM is for Continuous Mail, MO for Mail Only, XX for the Mailer version, IBN for the Binkley Protocol and INA for the FQDN
Also send me your preferred password for session, areafix and filefix. 8 characters capitals only