Fido lives!

From: Hotze <>
Date: Sat Nov 1 08:30:51 1997

Good to hear that. If I do get a computer, it will have an AMD processor.
If memory serves, Intel cut off the 386 at 20 mhz.
        Do you know where I can get any of this software? Also, I need to know
how to rig it up so that I can get nultiple connections over one phone line
(my computer has one dedicated line already), also, if I can use one modem
(say a 33,600) to divide up to several 4800 connections.

        Tim D. Hotze

From: Bruce Lane <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: Fido lives!
Date: Saturday, November 01, 1997 11:30 AM

        At least, it lives as far as I can tell. ;-) If Tom Jennings did indeed
'pull the plug,' I've seen no indication of it whatsoever at my end. If
anything, traffic on the echos I carry is higher than normal.

        To answer an earlier question about hardware; my DOS-based BBS has been
running very happily, since 1990, on a 386DX-40 (AMD processor, of course!)
and 8 MB RAM. I use RemoteAccess 2.01 for the base BBS package, Portal of
Power 0.62 for the front-end mailer, and FastEcho for the mail processor.
Scott Samet's XLAXNODE handles my weekly nodelist compilation.

        The system has been extremely trouble-free, and has been pretty much
self-maintaining since 1994. The only things I need to do with it are to
pick up my mail every week and check for new users every so often.

        As long as I continue to see a NODEDIFF each week, and as long as I
continue to pay dues to my local group for echo traffic, I will assume that
FidoNet still lives.

Bruce Lane, Sysop, The Dragon's Cave BBS (Fidonet 1:343/272)
(Hamateur: WD6EOS) (E-mail:
"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our own
human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."
Received on Sat Nov 01 1997 - 08:30:51 GMT

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