General Info on FidoNet

FidoNet is a PC-based network run by hobbyists.

It consists of approximately 2,000 PC-based computer systems world-wide, operated by some 1,000 system operators, which comprise a network that exchanges mail and files via IP and  modems using proprietary protocols.

Certain systems can be reached as well via FTP, TELNET or e-mail attached files. Individual echomail areas may be gated and accessible via Usenet News.

Accessing Fidonet via BBS is gaining in prominence.

Some of these systems are also connected, for the purpose of exchanging email to the Internet, through a series of gateway systems which interact with the Internet via UUCP with cooperating *NIX-based smart-hosts and act as their MX-receivers.

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