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[liberationtech] Modern FIDONET for net disable countries?

The Doctor drwho at virtadpt.net
Mon Dec 31 13:25:41 PST 2012


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On 12/31/2012 09:38 AM, Griffin Boyce wrote:
> At HOPE this summer I talked a bit about a wireless mesh concept
> that would allow people to communicate without internet access or
> phone access. The real problem with a BBS is that it's trivial to
> take down.  In most countries, one call to the phone company can
> suspend a phone number 'pending investigation.'

The FidoNET protocol can be used for more than just dialup BBSes.  It
is a protocol for bundling the contents of message queues (subs),
transmitting them somehow (not necessarily over dialup), synchronizing
a local message queue (sub) with messages it doesn't already have, and
occasionally adding files to file bases.  It's being used by BBSes on
the Net that are not dialup but still want to synchronize themselves;
more precisely, the BinkP protocol
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binkp) is being used because it assumes
a reliable connection, whereas the FidoNET protocol does not.

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