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[liberationtech] Modern FIDONET for net disable countries?

Joel Harding joel.k.hard at
Fri Dec 28 05:36:50 PST 2012

Wow, talk about a blast from the past!  FidoNet.

I ran a BBS in Sierra Vista, AZ, The Exchange BBS in the 1980s, and was
part of that.  I thought it was amazing that a message from Boston could
reach my house in two days after just a series of (for the most part) local
telephone calls.

I think such a network would be definitely useful in a denied area.

Joel Harding
Information Operations Holistic Organizer (IOHO)

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Jerzy Łogiewa <jerzyma at> wrote:

> Hello!
> I wonder, is some FIDONET type service existing for countries where all
> telecom is disabled? Kind of "sneakernet" for large packets of messages to
> be delivered.
> 1- I write message to [username, address or hash], encrypt with
> public/private pair.
> 2- Trusted "sneakernet" collector with some software physically arrives
> and grabs my message, updates my 'ball' (or blob?) of crypted messages, in
> case other sneakernet collector comes.
> 3- Maybe when delivery is 100% confirmed this gets added to ball so it can
> be pruned?
> And so on. Bitcoin style blockchain confirmation seems useful?
> Does any service like this existing now?
> --
> Jerzy Łogiewa -- jerzyma at
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