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About fsxNet

fsxNet is a fun, simple and experimental network that uses Fido Technology Networking to communicate between connected Bulletin Board Systems (BBS).

Established in 2015, the network uses ZONE 21 and there are five NETs with each NET being served by a HUB.

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. A limited number 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 several developers of 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 :)


Develop and encourage international communications between 100 (or more) geographically diverse bulletin board system operators (members) and their users in order to:

  • Support and create learning and experimental opportunities
  • Explore and develop new and interesting methods of online communication
  • Foster international friendships without borders
  • Raise awareness of BBS as a hobby and communications option for the 21st century


  • Have fun!
  • Keep it simple
  • Be kind, respectful and helpful
  • Reject disruptive conduct that willfully incites discord


  • Members of fsxNet and their users to conduct themselves with the above goals and values in mind. Failure to do so risks being de-listed and/or removed by the Network Coordinator
  • Please don’t post echomail to fsxNet about country politics or religion. These subjects inevitably seem to cause discord and are best left for discussion on other message networks.
  • The use of the fsxNet for illegal purposes is not permitted. Members or users deemed to be engaged in such activities will be de-listed and/or removed by the Network Coordinator
  • Members real names are used in the nodelist, members and users’ aliases or real names are welcome in all echoareas
  • Messages containing ANSI should use a [ANSI] prefix in the message subject line. This allows members who can’t view ANSI content to opt out reading it if they are unable to do so. e.g. Subject: [ANSI] Something I drew last night
  • Please do not gate fsxNet traffic to other FTN/QWK networks, Usenet, or any other network without first discussing your request in FSX_GEN and obtaining approval from the Zone 21 ZC.
  • Members will be de-listed from the network if their BBS/system has packets/files held for it at their assigned fsxNet HUB for 45+ days. A HUB admin may extend this grace period at their discretion. If you are having technical issues please contact your HUB admin and/or the Network Coordinator so they are aware of your issues.
  • If you decide to leave fsxNet please delink your BBS/system from all echomail and file areas before you depart. This ensures packets/files are not being held at the HUB for your system needlessly. Please also contact your HUB admin and let them know you are leaving. This allows our admin team to remove you from their HUB config, the fsxNet nodelist and systems.txt


Net 1 HUB

The fsxNet Risa HUB (21:1/100) accepts BinkD connections via net1.fsxnet.nz

IPv4 and IPv6 connections are supported via port 24554

Net 2 HUB

The fsxNet Tholian HUB (21:2/100) accepts BinkD connections via net2.fsxnet.nz:24555 or port 24553 (SSL)

IPv4 connections are supported.

Net 3 HUB

The fsxNet Mutura HUB (21:3/100) accepts Telnet EMSI/FTS6 + ZedZap connections via net3.fsxnet.nz:60177 and BinkD connections on 24554 or port 24553 (SSL)

IPv4 and IPv6 connections are supported.

Net 4 HUB

The fsxNet Niba HUB (21:4/100) accepts BinkD connections via net4.fsxnet.nz:24560

IPv4 and IPv6 connections are supported.

Net 5 HUB

The fsxNet HUB (21:5/100) accepts VMODEM connections via net5.fsxnet.nz:3141

IPv4 connections are supported.

fsxnet/start.txt · Last modified: 06/04/2024 08:35 by avon