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Introducing fsxNet

fsxNet is a fun, simple and experimental network established in late 2015.

It uses Fido Technology Networking to communicate between connected Bulletin Board Systems (BBS).

The network uses ZONE 21 and there are four NETs with each NET being served by a HUB system. The fsxNet HUB addresses are 21:1/100 , 21:2/100 , 21:3/100 and 21:4/100

fsxNet is not a perscriptive network. e[X]perimentation is at heart of its name and members are actively encouraged to be creative in their use of the network. Only a handfull of message areas and file bases are used - setup is quick and [S]imple.

Technologies covered by the network include (but are not limited to) BBSing, ANSI art, Amateur (HAM) Radio, Retro / Vintage Computers & Gaming, FTN communications, network protocols & topologies, encryption methods, contemporary computers (e.g. Raspberry Pi), computer coding and more.

fsxNet sees a number of messages posted to it every week. It is an active support network for Mystic BBS software. It is also a proud supporter of developers of other BBS software spanning BBS systems, door games and more..

fsxNet is not an invite-only closed network, rather it is an open community and everyone who wishes to join is welcome.

Do you find it [F]un to learn about and use retro computing technologies? Would you like to be part of a group that enjoy experimenting and developing those technologies further? If the answer is yes, then we invite you to join us :)

Goals

Housekeeping

Echoareas / Fileareas

Message Echos

File Area s###

Technical Details

Net 1 HUB

The fsxNet HUB (21:1/100) accepts BinkD connections via agency.bbs.nz:24556

Please note the port number used at 1/100 is 24556, IPv4 and IPv6 connections are supported.

Net 2 HUB

The fsxNet HUB (21:2/100) accepts BinkD connections via error404bbs.ddns.net:24555

Please note the port number used at 2/100 is 24555, IPv4 connections are supported.

Net 3 HUB

The fsxNet HUB (21:3/100) accepts EMSI/FTS6 connections vis ipv4.agency.bbs.nz:24558

Please note the port number used at 3/100 is 24558, IPv4 connections are supported.

Net 4 HUB

The fsxNet HUB (21:4/100) accepts BinkD connections via bbs.castlerockbbs.com:24560

Please note the port number used at 4/100 is 24560, IPv4 connections are supported.

Membership

Joining is easy, to obtain a node number just complete the application form contained in the fsxNet Infopack and email it to avon@bbs.nz

For anything that’s not applicable, please state “NA”. Thanks for your interest.

fsxNet Infopack - Contains rego form, latest nodelist and more

fsxNet Nodelist - Latest nodelist

fsxNet Wiki - useful resources and information for both BBS developers and users alike