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[liberationtech] Modern FIDONET for net disable countries?

Peter Fein pete at
Sun Dec 30 12:08:53 PST 2012

I should add that I've heard FIDONET is still used in some highly censored
SE Asia countries for this purpose (Myanmar IIRC) - laptops on the back of
dirt bikes come to villages once a week...
On Dec 27, 2012 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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